Treating post-traumatic stress disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can develop after a traumatic experience, such as an accident, assault or disaster. It is often marked by unsettling memories of the trauma, anxiety and sleep disturbance.
Chief Investigator: Professor Richard Bryant
Although trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is the treatment of choice for PTSD, many patients do not respond to CBT. Therefore it is important that we develop new strategies that lead to better treatment success.
This study will test the relative benefits of CBT alone and CBT aided by brief exercise for those experiencing PTSD. Participation in the study is free and is offered at both Randwick and Westmead.
We are currently recruiting people to participate in the study who:
- are 18-75 years old
- have experienced a life-threatening event
- suffer from PTSD
- have no current substance dependence/imminent suicidality
- have an adequate comprehension of English
- are able to do brief exercise.
If you have any questions about the study, or would like to take part, please contact the Traumatic Stress Clinic on (02) 8627 3314 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit the website www.traumaticstressclinic.com