Journal article

Efficacy of Fifteen Emerging Interventions for the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Systematic Review

Olivia Metcalf, Tracey Varker, David Forbes, Andrea Phelps, Lisa Dell, Ashley DiBattista, Naomi Ralph, Meaghan O'Donnell

JOURNAL OF TRAUMATIC STRESS | WILEY | Published : 2016

Abstract

Although there is an abundance of novel interventions for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), often their efficacy remains unknown. This systematic review assessed the evidence for 15 new or novel interventions for the treatment of PTSD. Studies that investigated changes to PTSD symptoms following the delivery of any 1 of the 15 interventions of interest were identified through systematic literature searches. There were 19 studies that met the inclusion criteria for this study. Eligible studies were assessed against methodological quality criteria and data were extracted. The majority of the 19 studies were of poor quality, hampered by methodological limitations, such as s..

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