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Treating Insomnia & Nightmares After Trauma: Impact on Symptoms & Quality of Life

2014-07-23 21:11:52 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Exposure to trauma, especially when it manifests as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), results in numerous negative consequences for patients, families, and society. Some of the most frequent, disturbing, and treatment resistant symptoms of PTSD are nightmares and insomnia. This study will examine whether treatments specifically targeted at those sleep disorders can improve clinical outcomes and increase health-related quality of life in individuals recently exposed to war-related trauma. Hypotheses are that treating nightmares and insomnia will improve both nighttime and daytime symptoms of PTSD, as well as quality of life.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Nightmares

Intervention

PTSD + IRT/CBT-I, PTSD + Supportive Care Therapy

Location

Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System
San Diego
California
United States
92161

Status

Recruiting

Source

University of California, San Diego

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:11:52-0400

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