Monday, June 04, 2007

CBT for post-traumatic stress in Northern Ireland

A trial of cognitive therapy for people affected by the sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland had yielded promising results. A study of 58 people in the province found that after 12 weeks cognitive therapy was associated with significantly greater improvement than the control group in terms of relieving the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, alleviating depression and improving people's occupational and social functioning.

Duffy, Michael, Gillespie, Kate and Clark, David M. - Post-traumatic stress disorder in the context of terrorism and other civil conflict in Northern Ireland : randomised controlled trial British Medical Journal June 2, 2007, 1147-1150

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