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Treatment of combat-related nightmares using imagery rehearsal: a pilot study.
J Trauma Stress. 2001 Apr; 14(2):433-42.JT

Abstract

Posttraumatic nightmares are a hallmark of PTSD and distinct from general nightmares as they are often repetitive and faithful representations of the traumatic event. This paper presents data from a pilot study that examined the use of Imagery Rehearsal in treating combat-related nightmares of 12 Vietnam veterans with PTSD. Three treatment groups, comprising 4 veterans in each, completed standardised treatment across 6 sessions. Treatment effects were investigated using nightmare diaries and established instruments, including the IES-R, BDI, BAI, and SCL-90-R. The data demonstrate significant reductions in nightmares targeted, and improvements in PTSD and comorbid symptomatology. The paper recommends that, on the basis of the promising preliminary data, a randomised control trial be established to assess imagery ability and attitude toward nightmares.

Authors+Show Affiliations

PTSD Program, Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre, Melbourne, Australia. d.forbes@medicine.unimelb.edu.auNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11469167

Citation

Forbes, D, et al. "Treatment of Combat-related Nightmares Using Imagery Rehearsal: a Pilot Study." Journal of Traumatic Stress, vol. 14, no. 2, 2001, pp. 433-42.
Forbes D, Phelps A, McHugh T. Treatment of combat-related nightmares using imagery rehearsal: a pilot study. J Trauma Stress. 2001;14(2):433-42.
Forbes, D., Phelps, A., & McHugh, T. (2001). Treatment of combat-related nightmares using imagery rehearsal: a pilot study. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 14(2), 433-42.
Forbes D, Phelps A, McHugh T. Treatment of Combat-related Nightmares Using Imagery Rehearsal: a Pilot Study. J Trauma Stress. 2001;14(2):433-42. PubMed PMID: 11469167.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Treatment of combat-related nightmares using imagery rehearsal: a pilot study. AU - Forbes,D, AU - Phelps,A, AU - McHugh,T, PY - 2001/7/27/pubmed PY - 2002/1/5/medline PY - 2001/7/27/entrez SP - 433 EP - 42 JF - Journal of traumatic stress JO - J Trauma Stress VL - 14 IS - 2 N2 - Posttraumatic nightmares are a hallmark of PTSD and distinct from general nightmares as they are often repetitive and faithful representations of the traumatic event. This paper presents data from a pilot study that examined the use of Imagery Rehearsal in treating combat-related nightmares of 12 Vietnam veterans with PTSD. Three treatment groups, comprising 4 veterans in each, completed standardised treatment across 6 sessions. Treatment effects were investigated using nightmare diaries and established instruments, including the IES-R, BDI, BAI, and SCL-90-R. The data demonstrate significant reductions in nightmares targeted, and improvements in PTSD and comorbid symptomatology. The paper recommends that, on the basis of the promising preliminary data, a randomised control trial be established to assess imagery ability and attitude toward nightmares. SN - 0894-9867 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/11469167/Treatment_of_combat_related_nightmares_using_imagery_rehearsal:_a_pilot_study_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1011133422340 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -