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Emerging treatments for PTSD
Clinical psychology review
Format: Journal Article
Publication Year: 2009
Pages: 715 - 726
Source ID: shanti-sources-69656
Abstract: Recent innovations in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) research have identified new treatments with significant potential, as well as novel enhancements to empirically-validated treatments. This paper reviews emerging psychotherapeutic and pharmacologic interventions for the treatment of PTSD. It examines the evidence for a range of interventions, from social and family-based treatments to technological-based treatments. It describes recent findings regarding novel pharmacologic approaches including propranolol, ketamine, prazosin, and methylenedioxymethamphetamine. Special emphasis is given to the description of virtual reality and D-cycloserine as enhancements to prolonged exposure therapy. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.