Multicomponent Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT) for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Substance Abuse (PTSD/SUD)

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University of North Carolina (UNC)

Status and phase

Completed
Phase 1

Conditions

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Substance Abuse

Treatments

Behavioral: CBT and exposure therapy for PTSD
Other: Treatment as Usual

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT01029197
5K01MH079343

Details and patient eligibility

About

Purpose: To conduct a pilot study of a cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) for PTSD and substance abuse among persons with serious mental illness (SMI) treated in a community setting. Participants: Participants will be 50 volunteer adult individuals with PTSD and substance use disorders (SUD), and SMI who are receiving services at the Freedom House Recovery Center, served through the Orange Person Chatham (OPC) Area Program. Procedures (methods): Participants will be randomly assigned to one of two conditions: 1) the CBT intervention plus treatment as usual; or, 2) treatment as usual.

Enrollment

45 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18 to 70 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Currently receiving services at Freedom House
  • Meet DSM-IV criteria for PTSD
  • Meet criteria for Substance Use Disorder
  • Able to understand and provide informed consent

Exclusion criteria

• Psychiatric hospitalization or suicide attempt in the past two months

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

45 participants in 2 patient groups

CBT Intervention
Experimental group
Description:
The CBT intervention includes psychoeducation and coping and social skills delivered in a group format, and exposure therapy delivered in individual sessions
Treatment:
Behavioral: CBT and exposure therapy for PTSD
Treatment as Usual
Active Comparator group
Description:
The TAU Condition will receive usual services at the community clinic, which may include medications, individual or group therapy
Treatment:
Other: Treatment as Usual

Trial contacts and locations

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