Evidence may favour psychotherapy for first-line PTSD treatment

While drugs and psychotherapy appear equally effective, the latter may give better effects long-term, study authors say
Reuters Health Staff writer
Frightened woman

Evidence on therapies for post-traumatic stress disorder is “sparse” and appears to support psychotherapy over drugs as first-line treatment for long-term effects, a study reveals.

Swiss researchers carried out meta-analyses of studies on PTSD treatments between 1980 and 2018.