Journal article

A Pilot Study of the Efficacy of the Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Treating Posttraumatic Psychopathology: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Meaghan L O'Donnell, Winnie Lau, Katherine Chisholm, James Agathos, Jonathon Little, Sonia Terhaag, Rachel Brand, Andrea Putica, Alexander CN Holmes, Lynda Katona, Kim L Felmingham, Kim Murray, Fardous Hosseiny, Matthew W Gallagher

Journal of Traumatic Stress | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

The Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders (UP) is an intervention that targets common mechanisms that maintain symptoms across multiple disorders. The UP has been shown to be effective across many disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, major depressive episode (MDE), and panic disorder, that commonly codevelop following trauma exposure. The present study represented the first randomized controlled trial of the UP in the treatment of trauma-related psychopathology, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and anxiety symptoms. Adults (N = 43) who developed posttraumatic psychopathology that included PTSD, MDE, or an anxiety disord..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council grant (APP1073041). The funding body had no involvement in the study design, data collection, analysis, or interpretation or writing of the manuscript.