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e-Therapy Interventions for the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Clinical Evidence

Published on: June 13, 2018
Project Number: RC0985-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary with Critical Appraisal
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of e-Therapy interventions for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder?

Key Message

There is a suggestion that e-Therapy with therapist support when compared to waitlist, treatment as usual, or other active treatment, may be a promising treatment option of managing PTSD symptoms. However, the between group differences were not always statistically significant. Findings need to be interpreted in the light of limitations such as small sample size, variable study quality, and limited quantity of studies for a particular comparison.

Tags

mental health, telehealth, internet, stress disorders, post-traumatic, stress disorders, traumatic, telemedicine, PTSD, Posttraumatic stress, posttraumatic stress disorder, posttraumatic stress disorders, post traumatic stress, Panic, combat disorder, shell shock, panic attack, panic disorder