Imagery rehearsal therapy for posttraumatic nightmares in U.S. Veterans

Mary Lu, Amy Wagner, Lynn Van Male, Ashlee Whitehead, James Boehnlein

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Abstract

Imagery rehearsal therapy (IRT) may help reduce residual nightmares and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in veterans after trauma-focused PTSD treatment. Fifteen male U.S. veterans with PTSD and trauma-related nightmares, who had not previously completed trauma-focused PTSD treatment, attended 6 IRT group sessions. No benefits were observed immediately posttreatment. At 3- and 6-month follow-up, however, trauma-related nightmare frequency (nights/week) decreased (p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)236-239
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Traumatic Stress
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

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Veterans
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Wounds and Injuries
Therapeutics
Group Psychotherapy

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology

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Imagery rehearsal therapy for posttraumatic nightmares in U.S. Veterans. / Lu, Mary; Wagner, Amy; Van Male, Lynn; Whitehead, Ashlee; Boehnlein, James.

In: Journal of Traumatic Stress, Vol. 22, No. 3, 2009, p. 236-239.

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Lu, Mary ; Wagner, Amy ; Van Male, Lynn ; Whitehead, Ashlee ; Boehnlein, James. / Imagery rehearsal therapy for posttraumatic nightmares in U.S. Veterans. In: Journal of Traumatic Stress. 2009 ; Vol. 22, No. 3. pp. 236-239.
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