Follow-up study of the treatment outcomes at a psychiatric trauma clinic for refugees

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Follow-up study of the treatment outcomes at a psychiatric trauma clinic for refugees. / Buhmann, Cæcilie; Lykke Mortensen, Erik; Nordentoft, Merete; Ryberg, Jasmina; Ekstrøm, Morten.

In: Torture, Vol. 25, No. 1, 2015, p. 1-16.

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Buhmann, C, Lykke Mortensen, E, Nordentoft, M, Ryberg, J & Ekstrøm, M 2015, 'Follow-up study of the treatment outcomes at a psychiatric trauma clinic for refugees', Torture, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 1-16.

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Buhmann, C., Lykke Mortensen, E., Nordentoft, M., Ryberg, J., & Ekstrøm, M. (2015). Follow-up study of the treatment outcomes at a psychiatric trauma clinic for refugees. Torture, 25(1), 1-16.

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Buhmann C, Lykke Mortensen E, Nordentoft M, Ryberg J, Ekstrøm M. Follow-up study of the treatment outcomes at a psychiatric trauma clinic for refugees. Torture. 2015;25(1):1-16.

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Buhmann, Cæcilie ; Lykke Mortensen, Erik ; Nordentoft, Merete ; Ryberg, Jasmina ; Ekstrøm, Morten. / Follow-up study of the treatment outcomes at a psychiatric trauma clinic for refugees. In: Torture. 2015 ; Vol. 25, No. 1. pp. 1-16.

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title = "Follow-up study of the treatment outcomes at a psychiatric trauma clinic for refugees",
abstract = "PURPOSE: To describe change in mental health after treatment with antidepressants and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy.METHODS: Patients receiving treatment at the Psychiatric Trauma Clinic for Refugees in Copenhagen completed self-ratings of level of functioning, quality of life, and symptoms of PTSD, depression and anxiety before and after treatment. Changes in mental state and predictors of change were evaluated in a sample that all received well-described and comparable treatment.RESULTS: 85 patients with PTSD or depression were included in the analysis. Significant improvement and effect size were observed on all rating scales (p-value <0.01 and Cohen's d 45-0.68). Correlation analysis showed no association between severity of symptoms at baseline and the observed change.CONCLUSION: Despite methodological limitations, the finding of a significant improvement on all rating scales is important considering that previous follow-up studies of comparable patient populations have not found significant change in the patients'condition after treatment.",
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