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Brief Integrative Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00047684
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 16, 2002
Last Update Posted : September 10, 2013
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Information provided by:
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to refine Brief Integrative Therapy (BIT) and to evaluate its effectiveness in treating women with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) following childhood sexual abuse. This study will also promote the development of skills that are necessary for increasing quality of life and improving self-esteem.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic Behavioral: Brief Integrative Therapy Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

BIT integrates interpersonal, problem solving, affect regulation, and psychoeducational components. In this study, BIT is used to encourage women to focus on current issues and problems. The BIT therapist will help patients identify the impact of PTSD on their functioning, help them identify effective coping strategies for dealing with trauma-related distress, and encourage them to establish and maintain a certain degree of independence from the therapist.

Patients receive 15 weekly sessions of BIT. Assessments occur pre-treatment, post-treatment, and at a 3-month follow-up, and include self-report measures, clinician administered PTSD scale questions, interviews, and evaluations of lifetime stressors.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 20 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Development and Initial Evaluation of Brief Integrative Therapy for PTSD
Study Start Date : November 2001
Study Completion Date : November 2002

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) diagnosis
  • Childhood sexual abuse, defined as any sexual contact before the age of 16 with someone 5 or more years older
  • At least 1 clear, detailed memory of sexual abuse

Exclusion criteria:

  • Substance abuse or dependence
  • Psychotic disorder, bipolar disorder, or dissociative disorder
  • 2 or more suicidal or parasuicidal acts in the past year
  • Domestic violence involvement
  • Pregnancy or attempting to become pregnant

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00047684

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United States, Vermont
National Center for PTSD
White River Junction, Vermont, United States, 05001
Sponsors and Collaborators
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
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Other Study ID Numbers: R21MH061319 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
R21MH061319 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: October 16, 2002    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 10, 2013
Last Verified: September 2008
Keywords provided by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center:
Child Abuse, Sexual
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Stress Disorders, Traumatic
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders
Mental Disorders