Evidence-based treatments for PTSD, new directions, and special challenges

Judith Cukor, Megan Olden, Francis Lee, JoAnn Difede
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 2010, 1208: 82-9
This paper provides a current review of existing evidence-based treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), with a description of psychopharmacologic options, prolonged exposure therapy, cognitive processing therapy, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, especially as they pertain to military populations. It further offers a brief summary of promising treatments with a developing evidence base, encompassing both psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy. Finally, challenges to the treatment of PTSD are summarized and future directions suggested.

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