This Medical News & Perspectives article looks at the long-term mental health effects of Hurricane Katrina 10 years after the disaster.
This randomized trial reports that among veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), mindfulness-based stress reduction therapy modestly improved PTSD symptom severity compared with present-centered group therapy.
This review article reports that many military personnel and veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder achieve clinically meaningful improvement with use of the first-line trauma-focused interventions cognitive processing therapy and prolonged exposure.
To review and summarize the evidence for how best to identify individuals in need of disaster mental health services and triage them to appropriate care, North and Pfefferbaum conducted a search of the peer-reviewed English-language literature on disaster mental health response.
Foa and coauthors report on concurrent naltrexone and prolonged exposure therapy for patients with comorbid alcohol dependence and posttraumatic stress disorder. In an accompanying Editorial, Mills discusses treatment of comorbid substance dependence and posttraumatic stress disorder.