Treatment of PTSD in Rwandan child genocide survivors using thought field therapy.

  title={Treatment of PTSD in Rwandan child genocide survivors using thought field therapy.},
  author={Caroline E Sakai and Suzanne M Connolly and Paul Oas},
  journal={International journal of emergency mental health},
  volume={12 1},
Thought Field Therapy (TFT), which utilizes the self-tapping of specific acupuncture points while recalling a traumatic event or cue, was applied with 50 orphaned adolescents who had been suffering with symptoms of PTSD since the Rwandan genocide 12 years earlier. Following a single TFT session, scores on a PTSD checklist completed by caretakers and on a self-rated PTSD checklist had significantly decreased (p < .0001 on both measures). The number of participants exceeding the PTSD cutoffs… CONTINUE READING
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