Article: RCT of cognitive processing therapy for m...

RCT of cognitive processing therapy for military-related PTSD : This study tests the effectiveness of community-administered Cognitive processing therapy (CPT) for military-related PTSD under randomized controlled conditions. Fifty-nine treatment-seeking veterans with military-related PTSD were randomly allocated to receive 12 twice-weekly 60. min sessions of CPT or an equivalent period of usual treatment at veterans' community based counseling services. Intent to treat analyses found significantly greater improvement for participants receiving CPT over usual treatment at post-treatment and 3 month follow-up. CPT also produced greater improvements in anxiety, depression, social and dyadic relationships than usual treatment.

Forbes, D., Lloyd, D., Nixon, R. D. V., Elliott, P., Varker, T., Perry, D., Bryant, R. A., & Creamer, M. (2012). A multisite randomized controlled effectiveness trial of cognitive processing therapy for military-related posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 26 (3), 442–452.

doi: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2012.01.006