Intensive, time-limited trauma-focussed therapies have been shown to be effective for individuals with PTSD. This naturalistic study recently published in Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy compared two therapies, Prolonged Exposure and Cognitive Processing Therapy, delivered over eight daily sessions for US veterans. The findings indicated that both therapies resulted in significant and comparable improvements in PTSD and depression symptom severity. Dropout rates were low and equivalent for both groups. These findings support the view that evidence-based trauma-focussed therapies can be successfully adapted to an intensive treatment format.
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