Prolonged exposure for PTSD in a Veterans Health Administration PTSD clinic

Sheila A.M. Rauch, Erin Defever, Todd Favorite, Anne Duroe, Cecily Garrity, Brian Martis, Israel Liberzon

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With the move toward dissemination of empirically supported treatments in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), dissemination of additional data concerning the effectiveness of prolonged exposure (PE) among veterans is important. The authors present clinical treatment data from veterans with chronic posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treated in a VHA PTSD clinic (N = 10). Veterans demonstrated significant reductions in total PTSD symptoms from pre- to posttreatment. Returning veterans from the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq and other era veterans (Vietnam Veterans and military sexual trauma veterans) demonstrated significant reductions in PTSD. In addition, veterans demonstrated significant reductions in depression from pre- to posttreatment. In conclusion, PE is effective in reducing the symptoms of PTSD in veterans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)60-64
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Traumatic Stress
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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