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Effectiveness of Prolonged Exposure of PTSD in a Community Setting of PTSD Sufferers

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Recruitment Status : Withdrawn
First Posted : August 28, 2007
Last Update Posted : July 7, 2015
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HaEmek Medical Center, Israel

Brief Summary:

Introduction: Efforts to bridge the gap between research based treatment modalities advancements and clinical practice have received the highest priority in the research community. In the child psychiatry field there is an urging need to promote bridging this gap.

Parents and child health providers hesitate to refer children to child psychiatrist due to stigma but also due to lack of awareness of available and efficient treatment options. In the field of trauma treatment another reason for lack of treatment is lack of recognition of trauma related symptoms in children.

After the second Lebanon war scarce referrals to psychiatric clinics have been registered and access to treatment is low as indicated by 20 referrals in the past year to Emek Hospital.

We propose to explore the effectiveness of well-established adult treatment for PTSD, the Prolonged Exposure (PE), in community-based general pediatric clinics, serving an underprivileged diverse population.


Twenty children age 6 to 18 attending general pediatric clinic and in Afula region will included.

children will be diagnosed using the Hebrew translation of the Childhood version of the Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia (Apter et al., 1989 Children will receive the Children's Depression Inventory (CDI) and the. CPSS All subjects will be treated with a manualized 12-week Prolonged Exposure protocol Ratings will be made at baseline, 6weeks, and 12 weeks using CDI and CPSS


1. PE adapted for pediatric population will be effective in treating single-event traumas in a community setting.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Anxiety Disorder Behavioral: Prolonged exposure Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic

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MedlinePlus related topics: Anxiety

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. CDI questionaire [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children age 6 to 18
  • Language spoken: Hebrew
  • DSM- IV R diagnosis: PTSD
  • Anxiety disorder

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Children presenting with psychotic symptoms,
  • Children presenting with mental retardation

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00521768

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HaEmek Medical Center - Psychiatry Department
Afula, Israel, 18101
Sponsors and Collaborators
HaEmek Medical Center, Israel
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Principal Investigator: Ziva Bracha, MD HaEmek MC

Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00521768     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CT20
First Posted: August 28, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 7, 2015
Last Verified: July 2015
Keywords provided by HaEmek Medical Center, Israel:
Post traumatic stress disorder
Anxiety disorder
Comunity base intervention
Behavioural treatment
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Stress Disorders, Traumatic
Anxiety Disorders
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
Pathologic Processes
Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders
Mental Disorders