Efficacy of exposure based cognitive behaviour therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder in emergency service personnel: a randomised clinical trial

2018Cambridge Core

Although emergency service personnel experience markedly elevated the rates of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), there are no rigorously conducted trials for PTSD in this population. This study assessed the efficacy of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) for PTSD in emergency service personnel, and examined if brief exposure (CBT-B) to trauma memories is no less efficacious as prolonged exposure (CBT-L).

Key wordspost-traumatic stress disorder / ptsd / trauma / trauma healing