“[T]he most basic question ‘Can it work?’ for PTSD has not yet been answered,” wrote Jennifer Strauss, Ph.D., of Duke University and the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington D.C.; and Ariel Lang, Ph.D., M.P.H., of the VA San Diego Healthcare System and the University of California, San Diego.
These approaches “merit consideration” but require more research before they can be used as alternatives to current, validated treatments for PTSD, concluded the authors. However, they added, “[CAM] may be best applied as an adjunct to other PTSD treatments or as a gateway."
For more in Psychiatric News about CAM treatments in psychiatry, click here. See also the American Journal of Psychiatry here.