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Cognitive-behavioral treatment of tortured asylum seekers: a case study.
J Anxiety Disord. 2004; 18(3):357-69.JA

Abstract

The present study examined results of cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) in a 22-year-old, male, tortured asylum-seeker living in Sweden. The patient received 16 sessions of CBT involving mainly self-exposure to trauma-related cues. Clinical measures (assessor- and self-rated) were completed at pre-treatment, weeks 6, 8, 12, and 16, post-treatment and at follow-up (1-, 3-, and 6-month). Treatment led to significant improvement across all measures of post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression. The improvement was maintained at 6-month follow-up. The results suggest that CBT could be useful in treating tortured asylum-seekers and refugees despite the additional stressors experienced by asylum-seekers and refugees.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Section of Trauma Studies, Institute of Psychiatry, Division of Psychological Medicine, University of London, 38 Carver Road, London SE24 9LT, UK. m.basoglu@iop.kcl.ac.ukNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15125982

Citation

Başoğlu, Metin, et al. "Cognitive-behavioral Treatment of Tortured Asylum Seekers: a Case Study." Journal of Anxiety Disorders, vol. 18, no. 3, 2004, pp. 357-69.
Başoğlu M, Ekblad S, Bäärnhielm S, et al. Cognitive-behavioral treatment of tortured asylum seekers: a case study. J Anxiety Disord. 2004;18(3):357-69.
Başoğlu, M., Ekblad, S., Bäärnhielm, S., & Livanou, M. (2004). Cognitive-behavioral treatment of tortured asylum seekers: a case study. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 18(3), 357-69.
Başoğlu M, et al. Cognitive-behavioral Treatment of Tortured Asylum Seekers: a Case Study. J Anxiety Disord. 2004;18(3):357-69. PubMed PMID: 15125982.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Cognitive-behavioral treatment of tortured asylum seekers: a case study. AU - Başoğlu,Metin, AU - Ekblad,Solvig, AU - Bäärnhielm,Sofie, AU - Livanou,Maria, PY - 2002/02/05/received PY - 2002/05/17/revised PY - 2002/06/24/accepted PY - 2004/5/6/pubmed PY - 2004/10/6/medline PY - 2004/5/6/entrez SP - 357 EP - 69 JF - Journal of anxiety disorders JO - J Anxiety Disord VL - 18 IS - 3 N2 - The present study examined results of cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) in a 22-year-old, male, tortured asylum-seeker living in Sweden. The patient received 16 sessions of CBT involving mainly self-exposure to trauma-related cues. Clinical measures (assessor- and self-rated) were completed at pre-treatment, weeks 6, 8, 12, and 16, post-treatment and at follow-up (1-, 3-, and 6-month). Treatment led to significant improvement across all measures of post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression. The improvement was maintained at 6-month follow-up. The results suggest that CBT could be useful in treating tortured asylum-seekers and refugees despite the additional stressors experienced by asylum-seekers and refugees. SN - 0887-6185 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15125982/Cognitive_behavioral_treatment_of_tortured_asylum_seekers:_a_case_study_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0887618502002487 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -