Assessor Blinded?

Baselineb and Change in PTSD Measure

Statistically Significant? (versus control)

Loss of Diagnosis (%)

Principal Limitations

Yes

F

I

 

per PDSg

No major limitations

 

~32f

~26

 

 

 

20.5

16.5

Yes

85.7%

 

9.7

7.1

 

21.4%

 

7.2

3.5

 

27.6%

Yes

77.76, 71.14

 

 

No major limitations

 

−26.94

 

No

42%

 

−22.9

 

 

59%

Yes

NR

 

 

NR

Dropout from 33% to 46% handled with LOCF

 

−30

 

Yes

75%

 

−36

 

Yes

65%

 

−38

 

Yes

63%

 

−14

 

 

55%

cSelf-help booklet.

dRepeated assessments.

eCAPS frequency and intensity scores were reported, but no CAPS total provided.

fIn Ehlers et al., 2003, the 3-month follow-up was considered the post-treatment point (p. 1029).

gPosttraumatic Diagnostic Scale.

hNo control.

iCS is the only control.

that future well-designed studies will have an important impact on confidence in the effect and the size of the effect.

Conclusion: The committee concludes that the evidence is inadequate to determine the efficacy of coping skills therapies in the treatment of PTSD.

Exclusion Notes

The committee excluded one study comparing three different coping skills with no control group (Watson et al., 1997). See Table 4-7 for a summary of included studies.

OTHER PSYCHOTHERAPIES

The committee identified four individual trials of other psychotherapies—eclectic psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, psychodynamic therapy, and



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