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Narrative exposure therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder in tortured refugees: a preliminary uncontrolled trial.
Scand J Psychol. 2010 Dec; 51(6):495-502.SJ

Abstract

Torture has severe mental health effects, especially in terms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression. However, there is still a lack of empirical treatment studies. The present paper presents data on 16 torture survivors receiving 10 sessions of narrative exposure therapy (NET). Symptoms of PTSD and depression, assessed by Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS) and Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HRSD), decreased significantly from pre-treatment to 6-month follow-up, with Cohen's d effect sizes of 1.16 and 0.84, respectively. Although treatment gains were moderate, further research on evidence-based treatments for PTSD and depression in refugee torture survivors is warranted.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Centre on Violence, Traumatic Stress and Suicide Prevention, Mid-Norway, St. Olavs Hospital, Trondheim University Hospital, Trondheim, Norway. joar.overaas.halvorsen@stolav.noNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20487410

Citation

Halvorsen, Joar Øveraas, and Håkon Stenmark. "Narrative Exposure Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Tortured Refugees: a Preliminary Uncontrolled Trial." Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, vol. 51, no. 6, 2010, pp. 495-502.
Halvorsen JØ, Stenmark H. Narrative exposure therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder in tortured refugees: a preliminary uncontrolled trial. Scand J Psychol. 2010;51(6):495-502.
Halvorsen, J. Ø., & Stenmark, H. (2010). Narrative exposure therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder in tortured refugees: a preliminary uncontrolled trial. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 51(6), 495-502. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9450.2010.00821.x
Halvorsen JØ, Stenmark H. Narrative Exposure Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Tortured Refugees: a Preliminary Uncontrolled Trial. Scand J Psychol. 2010;51(6):495-502. PubMed PMID: 20487410.
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