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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 179-187

Cognitive Processing Therapy for the Treatment of PTSD, Depression and Anxiety in Syrian Refugees in Egypt


1 Clinical Practice Department, The British University in Egypt, El-Shorouk City, Cairo; The Center for Drug Research and Development (CDRD), Faculty of Pharmacy, The British University in Egypt, El-Shorouk City, Cairo; Clinical Psychology Clinic, Safwat Elgolf Hospital, Almaza, Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt, 4BSc, Department of Psychology, The British University in Egypt, El-Shorouk City, Cairo, Egypt
2 Clinical Practice Department, The British University in Egypt, El-Shorouk City, Cairo; The Center for Drug Research and Development (CDRD), Faculty of Pharmacy, The British University in Egypt, El-Shorouk City, Cairo, Egypt
3 Department of Psychology, The British University in Egypt, El-Shorouk City, Cairo, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
PhD Amani Safwat ElBarazi
The British University in Egypt, El-Shorouk City, Cairo
Egypt
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/intv.intv_33_21

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The purpose of this study is to examine the efficacy of cognitive processing therapy (CPT) in treating posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety among Syrian refugees who have experienced war trauma. Clinicians interviewed 94 patients and asked them to complete the Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale three times: pretreatment, posttreatment and at the 12-month follow-up. In addition, PTSD, depression and anxiety were assessed using the PTSD Checklist, Beck Depression Inventory and Beck Anxiety Inventory at pretreatment, weekly, posttreatment and 12-month follow-up. At posttreatment evaluation, CPT led to decreases in PTSD, depression and anxiety (Ps < 0.000). These decreases continued after a year of follow-up (Ps < 0.000). Among Syrian refugees, the symptoms of PTSD, depression and anxiety all showed significant improvement after receiving CPT.


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