Journal article

Preventing the onset of post traumatic stress disorder

Jonathan Bisson, Laurence Astill Wright, Kimberley A Jones, Catrin Lewis, Andrea J Phelps, Marit Sijbrandij, Tracey Varker, Neil P Roberts

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY REVIEW | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common mental health condition that requires exposure to a traumatic event. This provides unique opportunities for prevention that are not available for other disorders. The aim of this review was to undertake a systematic review and evaluation of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of interventions designed to prevent PTSD in adults. Searches involving Cochrane, Embase, Medline, PsycINFO, PILOTS and Pubmed databases were undertaken to identify RCTs of pre-incident preparedness and post-incident interventions until May 2019. Six pre-incident and 69 post-incident trials were identified that could be included in meta-analyses. The overall quality of t..

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