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Change of Neural Network Indicators Through Narrative Treatment of PTSD in Torture Victims

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00563888
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified November 2007 by University of Konstanz.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : November 26, 2007
Last Update Posted : November 26, 2007
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
German Research Foundation
Information provided by:
University of Konstanz

November 23, 2007
November 26, 2007
November 26, 2007
January 2007
Not Provided
PTSD diagnosis and severity score according to the Clinicians Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS) [ Time Frame: 4 & 9 months after completion of treatment ]
Same as current
No Changes Posted
steady state visual evoked magnetic fields in response to affective stimuli [ Time Frame: 4 & 9 months after completion of treatment ]
Same as current
Not Provided
Not Provided
 
Change of Neural Network Indicators Through Narrative Treatment of PTSD in Torture Victims
Change of Neural Network Indicators Through Narrative Treatment of PTSD in Torture Victims
Effective Treatment of PTSD involves talking about the traumatic event in detail.It is unclear how this process influences the sensory-specific trauma network (fear structure)in the traumatized person. The goal of the project is to test the hypothesis that treatment-facilitated recovery does not change the original fear structure but establishes an inhibitory mechanism that depends on verbal activity. An affective visual steady-state paradigm in magnetencephalography (MEG) using positive, aversive and neutral picture stimuli will be used to examine the spatial and temporal pattern of the processing of emotional stimuli. To examine the effects of treatment this paradigm will be used as outcome measure within a randomized controlled trial of Narrative Exposure Therapy and a waiting-list control condition for severely traumatized torture victims.
Not Provided
Interventional
Not Applicable
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
PTSD
Behavioral: NET
Narrative Exposure Therapy for traumatized survivors of organized violence
  • Experimental: A
    Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET)
    Intervention: Behavioral: NET
  • No Intervention: B
    Waitinglist Control Group

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Unknown status
30
Same as current
December 2008
Not Provided

Inclusion Criteria:

  • experiences of organized violence/torture
  • PTSD diagnosis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • psychotic disorder
  • neurological disease or seizures
  • current drug/alcohol abuse
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Germany
 
 
NCT00563888
SOSS-B6
SOSS-B6
No
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University of Konstanz
German Research Foundation
Study Director: Claudia Catani, Dr. University of Konstanz
Principal Investigator: Frank Neuner, Prof. University of Konstanz
University of Konstanz
November 2007

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