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Trauma Focused Treatment in Psychosis

It is becoming increasingly acceptable in clinical work to find correlations between people suffering from psychotic symptoms and a lengthy history of trauma. In accordance with this permitted lens, studies are beginning to research how treating individuals with psychotic symptoms for PTSD can illuminate new treatment outcome possibilities. This year (2018), The British Journal of Psychiatry published a study about the long term outcomes of trauma focused treatment in psychosis.  According to the summary, “the results support that current PTSD guidelines apply to individuals with psychosis” (Berg, et al., 2018, p. 1). Basically, they showed how there were positive outcome results over a 12-month period for psychotic individuals after they had received prolonged exposure trauma treatment and EMDR. The full article can be found by clicking the link below that will take you to the full pdf from the journal.

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