Cognitive Processing Therapy Administered Individually May Be More Effective Than Group Therapy Among Active-Duty Soldiers Who Develop PTSD Postdeployment, Study Suggests.

Healio (11/23, Oldt) reported, “Cognitive processing therapy administered individually was more effective than therapy administered in a group for PTSD among active-duty service members who developed PTSD postdeployment,” researchers found after conducting “a randomized clinical trial among 268 active-duty service members with PTSD after deployment who achieved stability with medication.” The findings were published online Nov. 23 in JAMA Psychiatry. The author of an accompanying editorial observed the study “also highlights that we have probably come about as far as we can with currently dominant clinical approaches.” For that reason, “other strategies are urgently needed to effectively address remaining research and clinical gaps concerning the health care needs of combat veterans.”

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— “Individual cognitive therapy more effective than group therapy for PTSD,”Amanda Oldt, Healio, November 23, 2016.

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