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PTSD Therapies Safe for Patients With Comorbid Psychosis

Thursday, January 22, 2015  
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By David P. G. van den Berg, MScPaul A. J. M. de Bont, MScCarlijn de Roos, MScAd de Jongh, PhDAgnes Van Minnen, PhDMark van der Gaag, PhD

Posted on Psychiatry Advisor (www.psychiatryadvisor.com)

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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