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A combined group treatment for nightmares and insomnia in combat veterans: a pilot study.
J Trauma Stress. 2009 Dec; 22(6):639-42.JT

Abstract

Insomnia and nightmares are hallmarks of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Sleep disturbances in PTSD negatively impact clinical course and functioning. In this open clinical trial, the preliminary effects of a combined treatment for insomnia and nightmares in combat veterans with PTSD were assessed. Ten combat veterans participated in a 10-session group treatment combining cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia with exposure, rescripting, and relaxation therapy. Participants maintained daily sleep and dream diaries and completed self-report measures of sleep quality and PTSD symptoms pre- and posttreatment. Participants reported improvements in sleep and nightmares following treatment. Future research using controlled designs to evaluate this treatment is warranted.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. LMSwan@med.umich.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19908322

Citation

Swanson, Leslie M., et al. "A Combined Group Treatment for Nightmares and Insomnia in Combat Veterans: a Pilot Study." Journal of Traumatic Stress, vol. 22, no. 6, 2009, pp. 639-42.
Swanson LM, Favorite TK, Horin E, et al. A combined group treatment for nightmares and insomnia in combat veterans: a pilot study. J Trauma Stress. 2009;22(6):639-42.
Swanson, L. M., Favorite, T. K., Horin, E., & Arnedt, J. T. (2009). A combined group treatment for nightmares and insomnia in combat veterans: a pilot study. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 22(6), 639-42. https://doi.org/10.1002/jts.20468
Swanson LM, et al. A Combined Group Treatment for Nightmares and Insomnia in Combat Veterans: a Pilot Study. J Trauma Stress. 2009;22(6):639-42. PubMed PMID: 19908322.
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