Treatment for Stress Disorders, Traumatic

Phase-Based Estimates
1
Effectiveness
1
Safety
Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Canada
Stress Disorders, Traumatic+7 More
Eligibility
18+
All Sexes
Eligible conditions
Stress Disorders, Traumatic

Study Summary

This study is evaluating whether a hot water immersion therapy can improve symptoms of mental health disorders.

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Eligible Conditions

  • Stress Disorders, Traumatic
  • Disease
  • Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Water Immersion
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Heat
  • Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Estimate

1 of 3

Study Objectives

This trial is evaluating whether Treatment will improve 3 primary outcomes and 3 secondary outcomes in patients with Stress Disorders, Traumatic. Measurement will happen over the course of throughout study completion, 8 weeks in duration.

Week 8
Change in General Anxiety Disorder - 7 Item
Change in Patient Health Questionnaire - 9 Item
Change in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Checklist - 20 Item
Week 8
Post-water immersion thermal comfort
Post-water immersion thermal preference
Post-water immersion thermal sensation

Trial Safety

Safety Estimate

1 of 3

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Lukewarm Water
Placebo group

This trial requires 150 total participants across 2 different treatment groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. Treatment is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. Some patients will receive a placebo treatment. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

Lukewarm Water
Procedure
Hot Water
Procedure

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: change from baseline at 8 weeks
This trial has the following approximate timeline: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and roughly change from baseline at 8 weeks for reporting.

Who is running the study

Principal Investigator
N. R.
Prof. Nicholas Ravanelli, Assistant Professor
Lakehead University

Closest Location

Lakehead University - Thunder Bay, Canada

Eligibility Criteria

This trial is for patients born any sex aged 18 and older. There are 4 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
Over 18 years of age
Diagnosed with depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder
Internet access (e.g. via smartphone, computer)
Currently engaging in mental health treatment

Patient Q&A Section

Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

What are common treatments for stress disorders, traumatic?

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Psychotherapeutic approaches and psychopharmacologic treatment have traditionally been emphasized for treatment of stress. This review adds that pharmacotherapy can have an important role in treatment of psychophysiological comorbidities in a stress-disordered population, and a psychopharmacologic approach can be effective in this group when they have inadequate responses in the psychotherapeutic context and is not a primary focus of the treating clinicians.

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What are the signs of stress disorders, traumatic?

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Signs of stress disorder may be seen in the course of illness. They are most common in people who have a family history of the disorder. However, the disorder might be under- or misdiagnosed. It is important to consider other medical conditions which can present similarly. These include, for example, gastrointestinal disorders and chronic pain of non-organic origin.

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What is stress disorders, traumatic?

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Stress disorders are mood disorders characterised by high levels of emotional distress usually with an underlying psychological stressor. There is growing evidence of a link between work-related stress and depression.

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How many people get stress disorders, traumatic a year in the United States?

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About 30% of people with PTSD in the United States experienced a stressful event within 1 year of diagnosis. This results in increased health care utilization compared with people diagnosed with PTSD but no stressful event or other chronic conditions.

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Can stress disorders, traumatic be cured?

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Stress-related disturbance cannot be completely eliminated by treatment. Only a small proportion of patients can overcome the disturbance with minimal maintenance treatment, but the long-term consequences for physical and mental health are likely to be minimal as long as the cause of the disturbance is eliminated.

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What causes stress disorders, traumatic?

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The risk of developing PTSD after birth is less than one percent. In this retrospective review of 20,000 veterans born after the start of the Vietnam war, there was no link between exposure to the Vietnam war and PTSD up to five years after the war came to an end. There was, however, an increased risk of developing PTSD for those who were exposed to birth-related violence, as the Veterans Administration defines 'birth injury', or as a child whose birth complications required a prolonged stay in hospital. There was no link to combat exposure during the Vietnam war era.

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What is the latest research for stress disorders, traumatic?

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There are several stress management techniques which are in the research process or have been already adopted in various stress disorder treatments. We will be covering the most recent research in this topic in the upcoming publications, with some updates in the articles which seem to be very interesting and worthwhile to investigate. We hope that this article can still give you insight about what's happening on the area of stress management and help you manage stress and recover quickly from it.

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What are the common side effects of treatment?

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The treatment of PTSD in patients suffering from PTSD-related clinical disorders has been described in several clinical studies, which have highlighted the importance of assessing the side effects of any therapeutic intervention. In this work, we summarize some of these studies, in order to illustrate the most common and common side effects of the treatment, which might be helpful in order to inform patients. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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How serious can stress disorders, traumatic be?

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For many, stress disorders/traumatic events are a normal part of life. However, the distress from the traumatic event is significant. Even though stress can cause stress illnesses and hinder quality of life, some individuals can endure chronic stress and still have good health.

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What does treatment usually treat?

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While a large number of treatments are available for all sorts of common conditions, there are obvious commonalities between treatments, and treatment is often defined by these commonalities. In some cases (for example, the commonalities between psychotherapy and medications for the treatment of depression) treatment is defined by specific mechanisms of action that are generally assumed to account for the benefits of treatment. The absence of rigorous evaluation of a treatment means that the definitions given by the treatments are often used to identify the mechanisms of action that are assumed to be underlying the treatments. It is therefore reasonable to expect that the definitions given to treatments will be used in defining mechanisms that would account for the effects of treatments if proven to have clinically effective treatment effects.

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Have there been any new discoveries for treating stress disorders, traumatic?

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There are numerous drugs and treatment methods that have been invented or discovered for treating stress and traumatic disorders. These researches have found an important therapeutic method for preventing and treating the symptoms of stress and traumatic disorders.

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Who should consider clinical trials for stress disorders, traumatic?

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Clinicians may be interested in treating stress disorders. However, they may not always know which clinical trials are running or which run at particular sites. A patient may want to know how they are going to be treated in a clinical trial if they are going to receive an experimental intervention and, therefore, be a potentially eligible trial participant, but they may not know which clinical trials are running. There may also be ethical and policy concerns that could influence your treatment if the trial is conducted with a limited set of eligibility criteria. You may need to communicate with [withpower] before you join a trial to find clinical trials that may be a fit for your needs.

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