Management of posttraumatic stress disorder: a multiple treatment comparison meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Traumatic events such as work related accidents, injuries or assault may result in the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This condition is associated with sleep disruption, nightmares, anxiety, and avoidance of the environment where the traumatic event occurred. Significant proportions of patients diagnosed with PTSD are disabled from working; however, little is known regarding which treatments are most effective for improving functional recovery. Existing research mainly focuses on the effect of treatment for reducing symptoms, and looks at treatments in isolation (e.g. compared to care-as-usual instead of direct comparison of active treatment options). We will perform a review that allows for comparison of available treatments for PTSD to inform the relative effectiveness of treatments, with a focus on the functional recovery.