post-traumatic stress disorder

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  1. 21 Jan 2009
    Psychological debriefing for preventing post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
    This review concerns the efficacy of single session psychological "debriefing" in reducing psychological distress and preventing the development of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after traumatic events. Psychological debriefing is either equivalent to, or worse than, control or educational interventions in preventing or reducing the severity ...
  2. 21 Jan 2009
    Medication for post traumatic stress disorder
    Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) occurs after exposure to significant trauma and results in enormous personal and societal costs. Although traditionally treated with psychotherapy, there is increasing recognition of a theoretical basis for medication treatments. This was a systematic review of 35 short-term randomised controlled trials of pharmacotherapy ...
  3. 20 Jan 2010
    Sports and games for post-traumatic stress disorder
    Traumatic events evoke strong feelings of fear, helplessness and anxiety. Many who experience a traumatic event overcome these strong emotions however a proportion does not and the emotional reaction may progress into Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Pharmacological and psychological interventions are well known treatments for PTSD but little ...
  4. 14 Apr 2010
    Multiple session early psychological interventions for prevention of post-traumatic stress disorder
    Traumatic events can have a significant impact on individuals', families' and communities' abilities to cope. In the past, single session interventions such as psychological debriefing were widely used with the aim of preventing continuing psychological difficulties. However, previous reviews have found that single session individual interventions have ...
  5. 13 Dec 2013
    Psychological therapies for chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in adults
    Background: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur following a traumatic event. It is characterised by symptoms of re-experiencing the trauma (in the form of nightmares, flashbacks and distressing thoughts), avoiding reminders of the traumatic event, negative alterations in thoughts and mood, and symptoms of hyper-arousal (feeling on edge, ...
  6. 12 Dec 2012
    Psychological therapies for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder in children and adolescents Podcast
    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is highly prevalent in children and adolescents who have experienced trauma and has high personal and health costs. The aim of this review was to examine the effectiveness of all psychological therapies for the treatment of PTSD in children and adolescents.  We searched for all randomised controlled trials comparing ...
  7. 7 Jul 2010
    Combined pharmacotherapy and psychological therapies for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
    PTSD is a potentially debilitating anxiety disorder triggered by exposure to a traumatic experience such as an interpersonal event like physical or sexual assault, exposure to disaster or accidents, combat or witnessing a traumatic event. There are three main clusters of symptoms: firstly, those related to re-experiencing the event; secondly, those ...
  8. 8 Jul 2014
    Medications to prevent post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): a review of the evidence
    Who may be interested in this review? - People affected by PTSD and their families.- Professionals working in adult mental health services.- General practitioners.- Charities that support victims of trauma or members of the armed forces. Why is this review important? PTSD is a condition experienced by some people after traumatic experiences such ...
  9. 7 Oct 2009
    Psychosocial interventions for the prevention of disability following traumatic physical injury
    Traumatic physical injury such as that resulting from road traffic accidents, falls and fires can cause high levels of subsequent disability in the person affected. This may include physical disability as a result of the initial injury and subsequent complications, mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder ...
  10. 18 Jan 2012
    Early psychological interventions to treat acute traumatic stress symptoms
    Traumatic events can have a significant impact on individuals', families' and communities' abilities to cope. In the past, single session interventions such as psychological debriefing were widely used with the aim of preventing continuing psychological difficulties. However, previous reviews have found that single session individual interventions and ...

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