Wednesday, December 12, 2007


An Israeli study of 248 adults with early symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has found that cognitive therapy initiated within a month of the event may help to prevent subsequent trauma-related suffering. Patients were treated for 12 weeks with cognitive therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, an antidepressant, placebo or no intervention at all. After three months those patients who had had cognitive or cognitive behavioural therapy had significantly less PTSD symptoms than the other groups.

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