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Trauma Sensitive Yoga Equivalent to CPT as a Treatment for PTSD related to MST in Women Veterans: Findings from a 5-year RCT


by Terri Haywood, MS, MPH ; Ursula Kelly, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN ; Belle Zaccari, PsyD
Seminar date: 11/18/2021

Description: Abstract: In this multisite RCT, the presenters compared Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) to gold standard PTSD treatment, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), in women Veterans with MST-related PTSD. Both interventions resulted in clinically and statistically significant improvement in PTSD symptoms, with no significant differences in outcomes between TCTSY and CPT 3-months post-intervention. Detailed PTSD outcomes, including symptom trajectories, treatment completion, and clinical and research implications of the study results will be presented.

Target audience: This presentation is geared toward HSRD, CIH, and PTSD researchers and policy makers and the clinicians who treat women Veterans with PTSD.

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