Present-centered therapy (PCT) for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in adults

To assess effects of present-centered therapy (PCT) for adults with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Specifically, we seek to determine whether (1) PCT is more effective in alleviating symptoms relative to control conditions (ie, waitlist, standard care, minimal attention, repeated assessment, or other minimal attention groups); (2) PCT results in similar alleviation of symptoms relative to trauma-focused CBT (TF-CBT); and (3) PCT is associated with greater patient retention and fewer adverse events relative to TF-CBT.

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