After a recent case conference discussion with clinical psychology interns about treatment options to offer patients when the window for treatment is abbreviated, I decided to consult with my colleagues about their opinions , and summarize my findings along with my own opinion. One thing we all agreed on-for a provider, there should be no such thing as "no time" window available for PTSD treatment.
Blog posts with the tag "Cognitive Processing Therapy"
The CDP's weekly research update contains the latest news, journal articles and useful links from around the web. Some of this week's topics include:
- Sleep problems, posttraumatic stress, and mood disorders among active-duty service members.
- Cognitive Emotion Regulation and Written Exposure Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
- Who is predisposed to insomnia: A review of familial aggregation, stress-reactivity, personality and coping style.
We recently received an interesting question about the possibility of integrating insomnia treatment into the Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD protocol.
As I work with clinicians who are trained in evidence-based treatments for PTSD, one query is raised repeatedly…Should I use Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) or Prolonged Exposure (PE) to treat patient X?
PTSD is one of the signature disorders of the OIF/OEF conflict. PTSD is characterized by symptoms of re-experiencing, avoidance/numbing and hyperarousal. As many as 20% of the US service members returning from Iraq or Afghanistan since 2001 may have PTSD (www.iom.edu/militaryptsd). We may safely assume that a significant number of veterans from the current conflict and other eras will need effective treatment to alleviate PTSD symptoms. Let’s review…