This trial is evaluating whether STEP will improve 6 primary outcomes, 17 secondary outcomes, and 4 other outcomes in patients with Psychological Trauma. Measurement will happen over the course of Administered at one time-point, at the end of the third trimester of pregnancy. The measure will assess current level of self-compassion..
This trial requires 110 total participants across 2 different treatment groups
This trial involves 2 different treatments. STEP is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are in Phase 1 & 2 and have already been tested with other people.
Participation is compensated
You will be compensated for participating in this trial.
Physical health problems are typically not addressed through treatment (other than for pain). However, some studies indicate that massage may be beneficial, and research is ongoing concerning the effects of aerobic exercise and psychotherapy for other health issues such as anxiety. Several studies suggest that stress-reducing, relaxation techniques, or even meditation may have effects on other health conditions such as osteoporosis and hypertension in individuals with poor mental health; however, little research exists to validate such relationships. Research indicates that cognitive-behavioural therapy and brief psychodynamic psychotherapy are efficacious in treating PTSD; however, this is only a matter of conjecture given limited research.
The experience of childhood trauma/abuse contributes to the early development of PD. Findings from a recent study can inform the identification of individuals at risk for PD by providing clinical rationale for specific screenings and treatment of these individuals.
Psychological trauma refers to a broad assortment of symptoms and signs of both physical and mental dysfunction. Symptoms of psychological trauma may include a tendency to worry, trouble feeling happy, feeling anxious or depressed and numbness. Psychological trauma is not necessarily a mental illness in itself, but it is certainly associated with symptoms and signs of physical disease.\n
We suggest that trauma management in general should be assessed using the following three-stage criterion to allow for a proper definition of 'cure': (a) 1) the person is not able to tolerate an adverse emotional experience; (b) the adverse emotional experience is only a fraction of what the person would have experienced prior to the trauma event and may include a period of time that is not relatable to the person; (c) the person is still suffering from the trauma experience.
Psychological trauma is a multifaceted concept reflecting the impact of early adverse experience on the whole experience of an adult; and a process by which an individual may be traumatized in different ways. Psychological trauma, thus, can be defined as any traumatic experience lasting for at least six months with a degree of psychological distress. In adult psychiatry, it refers to symptoms of psychological problems that have developed as a result of physical trauma as in acute, chronic and chronic PTSD.
In the present study, the presence or absence of step in children and adolescent mothers was correlated with the amount and severity of PTSD symptoms experienced by their children. This finding is the first indication to suggest the importance of the mother's step in developing PTSD-related symptoms in her child. Further study is needed to better understand the process of step and determine whether it is causative (through which variables) or consequential. Copyright © 1991 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
A significant minority of patients get psychological trauma well before the age of 20. A significant minority of patients get psychological trauma long after the age of 60. This suggests a long-term cumulative ntrauma effect. Patients should be informed of this in the context of counseling and treatment.
Although there is some advancement in the treatment of PTSD and TBI, many doctors and nurses are still hesitant to diagnose or treat these mental illnesses, while some other hospitals have abandoned their PTSD and TBI programs. In our era, if there are new treatments we should see them through, so we can help patients and their families better.
It is obvious that the field is continually changing with a plethora of new advances in both clinical and basic science. What is also undeniable are the significant advances in our understanding of the etiology and pathogenesis of PTSD, thus helping to guide the development of more refined, evidence-based therapies and treatments. However, many issues remain unresolved and the way to further enhance our understanding is not yet clear. In this regard, clinical trials in this field will continue to play an essential role to help us further understand the mechanisms involved and develop better therapies.
We were surprised that an unproven intervention, a multi-step relaxation protocol, can be effective in controlling acute stress symptoms. The same treatment also seemed to be effective as a preventive strategy among the subjects who suffered post-traumatic stress disorder following a trauma. The use of relaxation could offer a new way of mitigating the detrimental effects of long-term trauma, such as PTSD.
step treatment is effective and is able to significantly improve quality of life outcomes for PTSD. This treatment may be most effective in women and in those who report a positive response toward treatment.