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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

As can be seen below, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) currently has the most research evidence for the treatment of young people with PTSD. This treatment can be administered in a variety of different formats, each of which has varying levels of research support.

Child & Adolescent PTSD

Well-Established
What does this mean?
Probably Efficacious
What does this mean?
Possibly Efficacious
What does this mean?
     
  • Resilient Peer Treatment
  • Child-Centered Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family Therapy for PTSD
  • Child-Parent Psychotherapy
 
Experimental
N/A

Source: Silverman, W. K., Ortiz, C. D., Viswesvaran, C., Burns, B. J., Kolko, D. J., Putnam, F. W., & Amaya-Jackson, L. (2008). Evidence-based psychosocial treatments for child and adolescent exposed to traumatic events: A review and meta-analysis. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 37, 156-183.

 
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