PTSD Therapies Safe for Patients With Comorbid Psychosis
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Prolonged exposure, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing treatments found to be effective.
HealthDay News -- For patients with psychotic disorders and comorbid posttraumatic stress disorder, prolonged exposure therapy and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy are safe and effective, according to a study published in JAMA Psychiatry.
David P.G. van den Berg, MSc, from the Parnassia Psychiatric Institute in Den Haag, Netherlands, and colleagues examined the safety and efficacy of prolonged exposure (PE) therapy and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy in patients with psychotic disorders and comorbid PTSD.
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