Outcomes

Expected outcomes may include:

  • Formulation and diagnosis
  • Reduced symptoms of PTSD, anxiety or depression
  • Improved quality of life for the young person and their family

Our results

Our clinic has developed and implemented new psychological treatments for PTSD. In a randomised-controlled trial, we showed (see below) that our 12-week treatment has powerful effects on reducing symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, and depression; and on improving day to day functioning. These important effects were maintained when we re-assessed young people 6 months after treatment had finished.

Changes in Self Reported PTSD

 

CPSS = Child Posttraumatic Stress Scale;

CBT = Cognitive Behavior Therapy;

Wait = Wait List control condition

Smith P, Yule W, Perrin S, Tranah T, Dalgleish T and Clark D (2007). Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for PTSD in Children and Adolescents: A Preliminary Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 46(8), pp.1051-1061.

The effects of our innovative psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacological approaches can be seen in changes on the Children’s Global Assessment Scale (CGAS), a broad measure of functioning in daily life. We show below that our treatment leads to improvement from a median CGAS intake / assessment score of 60 (Panel A), signalling some noticeable problems in more than one area, to a median CGAS discharge score of 75 (Panel B), associated with overall good functioning – with an average treatment effect of 15 CGAS points

Panel A

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Panel B

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