Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy as Therapy to Adults with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
American Journal of Applied Psychology
Volume 6, Issue 6, November 2017, Pages: 166-172
Received: Nov. 27, 2016; Accepted: Jan. 17, 2017; Published: Nov. 28, 2017
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Anas Husam Khalifeh, Department of Nursing, Prince Hamzah Hospital, Ministry of Health, Amman, Jordan
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is psychological trauma that effects on somatic, cognitive-affective, and behavioral. The goals of treatment to persons who have PTSD to decreasing functional impairment, building resilience, reducing symptom severity, preventing relapse, modifying pathogenic fear, preventing the occurrence of comorbid disorders and treating also improving the quality of life of patients. There are many types of psychotherapy, the type which retrieves acknowledgment that applicable treatment is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). The purpose of this paper is to provide and highlight the information about risk factors and effect of PTSD in adults and the effectiveness of CBT for adults with PTSD. The literature review showed the risk factors to develop PTSD and when PTSD was noted symptoms that affect life that needs for intervention to decrease these symptoms and to prevent the problem to develop and showed the effectiveness of CBT on adults with PTSD in a different form according to articles that found it.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Treatment Effectiveness, Adult
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Anas Husam Khalifeh, Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy as Therapy to Adults with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, American Journal of Applied Psychology. Vol. 6, No. 6, 2017, pp. 166-172. doi: 10.11648/j.ajap.20170606.15
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