Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for PTSD

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Letter to the Editor

Sir: I was puzzled by the dismissal of psychodynamic psychotherapy in the recent “Expert Consensus Guideline Series: Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.” It appeared in a sentence along with eye movement desensitization and reprocessing and hypnotherapy under the heading “Other Forms of Psychotherapy” and was dismissed as less effective than the other treatments described. I suspect that this statement reflects a selection bias of those surveyed and is unsupported by comparative, scientific data.

J Clin Psychiatry 2000;61(10):787-788