Do psychological treatments reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder? Evidence Update, Mental Health Series, August 2008.
Each Evidence Update is a 2-page summary of a Cochrane Review of healthcare interventions relevant to people in low-income and middle-income countries.
This Evidence Update is adapted from Bisson J, Andrew M. Psychological treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2007, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD003388.
Trauma focused cognitive behavioural therapy (TFCBT), eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR), stress management, and group TFCBT reduce traumatic symptoms in post-traumatic stress disorder.
Effective Health Care Research Programme Consortium, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK, 2 pp.