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J Consult Clin Psychol. 1998 Oct;66(5):862-6.

Treatment of acute stress disorder: a comparison of cognitive-behavioral therapy and supportive counseling.

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  • 1School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia. r.bryant@unsw.edu.au

Abstract

Acute stress disorder (ASD) is a precursor of chronic posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Twenty-four participants with ASD following civilian trauma were given 5 sessions of either cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) or supportive counseling (SC) within 2 weeks of their trauma. Fewer participants in CBT (8%) than in SC (83%) met criteria for PTSD at posttreatment. There were also fewer cases of PTSD in the CBT condition (17%) than in the SC condition (67%) 6 months posttrauma. There were greater statistically and clinically significant reductions in intrusive, avoidance, and depressive symptomatology among the CBT participants than among the SC participants. This study represents the 1st demonstration of successful treatment of ASD with CBT and its efficacy in preventing chronic PTSD.

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