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Reconsolidation of Traumatic Memories for PTSD: A randomized controlled trial of 74 male veterans

December, 2017
Article:

This paper documents the results of an RCT of a specific type of treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.

Abstract

A randomized waitlist-controlled design (n = 74) examined the efficacy of Reconsolidation of Traumatic Memories (RTM) among male veterans with current-month flashbacks and nightmares. Volunteers were randomly assigned to immediate treatment (three 120-minute sessions of RTM), or to a 3-week waiting condition before receiving the RTM treatment. Blinded psychometricians evaluated the symptoms at intake, 2 weeks, and 6 weeks post. Wait-listed participants were re-evaluated and then treated. Sixty-five volunteers completed the treatment.

Full Reference

Gray, R., Budden-Potts, D. and Bourke, F. (2017). Reconsolidation of Traumatic Memories for PTSD: A randomized controlled trial of 74 male veterans. Psychotherapy Research, 29 (5), pp. 621-639.

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