Small Study: Intervention Shortly After Trauma May Reduce Symptoms Of PTSD

Psychiatric News (11/29) reported that intervention shortly after trauma may reduce or prevent symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a study published in the Dec. 1 issue of the Journal of Biological Psychiatry. “Emory University researchers randomized 137 patients to review and process their trauma experiences under the guidance of a trained therapist. The one-hour therapy began in the emergency room within 12 hours of the trauma and was repeated one and two weeks later.” Notably, “significantly fewer patients in the intervention group met criteria for PTSD at week 12, compared with controls,”

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— “Intervention Soon After Trauma Cuts PTSD Symptoms, Psychiatric News Alert, November 29, 2012.

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