Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) represents a substantial problem for the veteran population. Although individual treatments have been identified for this disorder, group therapy currently is not recognized as a first-line treatment by the Department of Veterans Affairs or Department of Defense clinical practice guidelines (2010) or by other PTSD treatment guidelines from around the world. Despite this lack of formal endorsement, the group treatment format is frequently used in healthcare settings. The purpose of this article is to provide a brief review of the available data on the efficacy of group treatment for PTSD and to provide recommendations for future work in this area.
Volume 49 Number 5, 2012
Pages 689 — 702
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