Treatment for combat-related PTSD advances with method shown to be fast, effective

UT Health San Antonio News Release
Jan 06, 2023

Consortium to Alleviate PTSD researchers report in JAMA Network Open that treatment for combat-related PTSD, which affects hundreds of thousands of U.S. military personnel and veterans, can be both fast and effective for a majority of patients. Their study showed clinically significant reductions in PTSD symptoms in over 60 percent of patients and long-term remission of diagnosis in more than 50 percent after three weeks of outpatient Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy. Study participants similarly showed significant improvements in related disability and daily functioning.

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