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Efficacy of Abreactive Ego State Therapy for PTSD: Trauma Resolution, Depression, and Anxiety.
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PMID:  23153383     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Using manualized abreactive Ego State Therapy (EST), 30 subjects meeting DSM-IV-TR and Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS) criteria were exposed to either 5-6 hours of treatment or the Ochberg Counting Method (placebo) in a single session. EST emphasized repeated hypnotically activated abreactive "reliving" of the trauma and ego strengthening by the cotherapists. Posttreatment 1-month and 3-month follow-ups showed EST to be an effective treatment for PTSD. Using the Davidson Trauma Scale, Beck Depression II, and Beck Anxiety Scales, EST subjects showed significant positive effects from pretreatment levels at all posttreatment measurement periods in contrast to the placebo treatment. Most of the EST subjects responded and showed further improvement over time.
Ciara Christensen; Arreed Barabasz; Marianne Barabasz
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Title:  The International journal of clinical and experimental hypnosis     Volume:  61     ISSN:  1744-5183     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Clin Exp Hypn     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2012-11-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0376166     Medline TA:  Int J Clin Exp Hypn     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  20-37     Citation Subset:  -    
a Washington State University , Pullman , USA.
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