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Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Enhanced by Virtual Reality for Individuals With PTSD and Substance Abuse

This study has been completed.
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NCT00656344
First Posted: April 11, 2008
Last Update Posted: December 10, 2013
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Joann Difede, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
April 7, 2008
April 11, 2008
December 10, 2013
October 2006
December 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
posttraumatic stress symptomatology [ Time Frame: prior to treatment, during the treatment, immediately following treatment and 6 months after the completion of treatment ]
posttraumatic stress symptomatology [ Time Frame: prior to treatment, immediately following treatment and 6 months after the completion of treatment ]
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substance use symptomatology [ Time Frame: prior to treatment, during treatment, immediately following treatment, and 6 months after the completion of treatment ]
substance use symptomatology [ Time Frame: prior to treatment, immediately following treatment, and 6 months after the completion of treatment ]
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Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Enhanced by Virtual Reality for Individuals With PTSD and Substance Abuse
Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Enhanced by Virtual Reality for Individuals With PTSD and Substance Abuse
This study is exploring the use of an intervention designed to treat PTSD in individuals with comorbid PTSD and substance abuse resulting from the attacks of September 11 or from military service in Iraq. A cognitive behavioral treatment protocol will be used to treat PTSD. The exposure component of the protocol will be enhanced with the use of virtual reality in which the client will view a virtual environment while describing their trauma.
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Interventional
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Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Substance Abuse
Other: Cognitive behavioral treatment enhanced by virtual reality
A cognitive behavioral protocol with cognitive and behavioral techniques will be used to treat symptoms. The exposure part of the treatment will be enhanced with the use of a virtual environment.
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Completed
3
December 2013
December 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • English-speaking
  • Between the ages of 18 and 70
  • Exposed to the WTC Attacks (were in towers or in the immediate area) or veterans of the Iraq War
  • Diagnosed with PTSD symptoms
  • Current substance abuse disorder or history of substance abuse disorder

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Presence of current organic mental disorder
  • Presence or history of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or depression with psychotic features, delusional disorder
  • Active suicidal ideation, intent, or plan
  • Active homicidal ideation, intent, or plan
  • Use of pacemaker
  • Medically unstable
  • History of seizures
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
 
NCT00656344
9603000551
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Joann Difede, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
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Principal Investigator: JoAnn Difede Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
December 2013

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