Journal of Traumatic Stress Disorders & Treatment ISSN: 2324-8947

Reach Us +1 850 900 2634
All submissions of the EM system will be redirected to Online Manuscript Submission System. Authors are requested to submit articles directly to Online Manuscript Submission System of respective journal.

Editorial, J Trauma Stress Disor Treat Vol: 2 Issue: 1

Current Treatment Approaches for PTSD-Substance Use Disorder Comorbidity

Bryce Hruska1 and Douglas L. Delahanty1,2*
1Kent State University, Department of Psychology, Ohio, USA
2Northeastern Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), Department of Psychology in Psychiatry, Rootstown, Ohio, USA
Corresponding author : Douglas L. Delahanty
Department of Psychology, 118 Kent Hall, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242, USA
Tel: (330) 672-2395; Fax: (330) 672-3786
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: September 17, 2012 Accepted: September 22, 2012 Published: September 29, 2012
Citation: Hruska1 B, Delahanty DL (2012) Current Treatment Approaches for PTSD-Substance Use Disorder Comorbidity. J Trauma Stress Disor Treat 2:1. doi:10.4172/2324-8947.1000e105

Abstract

Current Treatment Approaches for PTSD-Substance Use Disorder Comorbidity

Recent years have seen a rise in the number of empirically supported treatments for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). One of the most effective treatments is prolonged exposure (PE), which involves in vivo and imaginal exposure to avoided cues and reminders related to a trauma in order to aid in emotionally processing memories of that traumatic event. However, despite the effectiveness of treatments including PE, efforts to treat PTSD are often complicated by the presence of comorbidities; perhaps most commonly, comorbid substance use disorder (SUD) which affects nearly 50% of people with PTSD.

Keywords:

Bryce Hruska1 and Douglas L. Delahanty1,2*
1Kent State University, Department of Psychology, Ohio, USA
2Northeastern Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), Department of Psychology in Psychiatry, Rootstown, Ohio, USA
Corresponding author : Douglas L. Delahanty
Department of Psychology, 118 Kent Hall, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242, USA
Tel: (330) 672-2395; Fax: (330) 672-3786
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: September 17, 2012 Accepted: September 22, 2012 Published: September 29, 2012
Citation: Hruska1 B, Delahanty DL (2012) Current Treatment Approaches for PTSD-Substance Use Disorder Comorbidity. J Trauma Stress Disor Treat 2:1. doi:10.4172/2324-8947.1000e105

Track Your Manuscript

Share This Page