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This randomized controlled trial evaluates efficacy of combined prolonged exposure (PE) and the SSRI paroxetine in the treatment of survivors of the World Trade Center (WTC) attacks.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) medication is often recommended in combination with cognitive behavioral therapies for PTSD, but combined initial treatment of PTSD has not been studied under controlled conditions. Also, there are few studies of either treatment in survivors of terrorism. This randomized controlled trial evaluates efficacy of combined prolonged exposure (PE) and the SSRI paroxetine in the treatment of survivors of the World Trade Center (WTC) attacks.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Paroxetine, Prolonged Exposure Therapy
New York State Psychiatric Institute
Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:13:27-0400
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