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dc.contributor.advisor Lee, Bonnie
dc.contributor.author Sekhon, Rose
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
dc.date.accessioned 2009-09-17T14:46:39Z
dc.date.available 2009-09-17T14:46:39Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/765
dc.description vii, 72 leaves ; 28 cm. -- en
dc.description.abstract Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms have been estimated to affect about 8 to 9% of the world population. Research has shown that PTSD occurs in 25% of persons who have been exposed to a traumatic stressor. It has occurred in 35-92% of those who have experienced rape, 65% of those who have endured a nonsexual assault, and 30% of Vietnam veterans. In 1980, the definition of PTSD was created and counsellors were at a loss of how to treat this disorder. Presently, treatment for this disorder is still being developed. This paper conducts a literature review on therapies for PTSD and available studies of their effectiveness. Most psychotherapies for PTSD focus on the reprocessing of traumatic memory, through cognitive or exposure strategies. These treatments include various cognitive behavioural therapies such as exposure therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), psychoanalytic, as well as multimodal combinations of therapies. Research has shown that some of these interventions have produced favourable results in providing relief of symptoms to victims of PTSD. The current discussion found that therapies such as cognitive and exposure have been successful in decreasing symptoms of PTSD; certain therapies were found to be more successful than others with clients who suffered from specific trauma-inducing events. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, 2008 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Project (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education) en
dc.subject Campus Alberta Applied Psychology en
dc.subject Post-traumatic stress disorder -- Patients -- Rehabilitation en
dc.subject Post-traumatic stress -- Treatment en
dc.subject Cognitive therapy en
dc.title Post-traumatic stress disorder and treatment en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty Education en

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