Resiliency in Stressful Experiences (RISE) Program for Stress Disorders, Traumatic

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Institute for Justice Research and Development, Tallahassee, FL
Stress Disorders, Traumatic+15 More
Resiliency in Stressful Experiences (RISE) Program - Behavioral
18 - 65
Eligible conditions
Stress Disorders, Traumatic

Study Summary

This study is evaluating whether a comprehensive program for young men returning from prison may help reduce the likelihood that they will return to prison.

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Eligible Conditions

  • Stress Disorders, Traumatic
  • Workplace Abuse
  • Drug Abuse
  • Disease
  • Impulsive Behavior
  • Stress Disorders, Traumatic, Acute
  • Aggression
  • Depression
  • Occupational Stress
  • Substance-Related Disorders
  • Skills, Coping
  • Depressive Symptomatology
  • Anxiety
  • Substance Use
  • Housing Problems
  • Recidivism
  • Stress (Psychology)
  • Psychological Distress

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

This trial is evaluating whether Resiliency in Stressful Experiences (RISE) Program will improve 2 primary outcomes, 2 secondary outcomes, and 6 other outcomes in patients with Stress Disorders, Traumatic. Measurement will happen over the course of 8 months post release.

3 year post release
Recidivism-new crime
8 months post release
anxiety symptoms
coping self-efficacy
depressive symptoms
employment stability
housing stability
incidence of substance use disorder
psychological well-being

Trial Safety

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Comprehensive Trauma-Based Reentry Program

This trial requires 402 total participants across 2 different treatment groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. Resiliency In Stressful Experiences (RISE) Program is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

Comprehensive Trauma-Based Reentry Program
Participants will complete up to19 session comprehensive trauma-based reentry program.
ControlNo treatment in the control group

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 3 year post release
This trial has the following approximate timeline: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and roughly 3 year post release for reporting.

Who is running the study

Principal Investigator
C. P.
Prof. Carrie Pettus-Davis, Associate Professor; Founder and Executive Director Institute of Justice Research & Development
Florida State University

Closest Location

Institute for Justice Research and Development - Tallahassee, FL

Eligibility Criteria

This trial is for male patients between 18 and 65 years old. There are 6 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
Ages 18-35
Have experienced at least one lifetime traumatic event
Released from incarceration to Suwanee, Leon, Duval or Columbia County, Florida.
Conversational in English
Being able to cognitively consent

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 is stress disorders, traumatic?

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Stress disorders are a major health issue that can arise from a variety of external and internal causes, most of which can be related to work or life events. Stress responses have been linked to the physiological changes in the body including mood, body temperature control, heart rate, blood pressure, breathing rate, and digestive enzyme activity. Post-traumatic stress disorder is a psychological disorder that can result from some traumatic event, like rape or murder; can persist over time, resulting in long-lasting effects on a person's life.

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

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Around 2.6 million US adults report having been diagnosed with a stress disorder at least once in the last 12 months. There are 1.3 million newly diagnosed with stress disorders each year alone.

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What causes stress disorders, traumatic?

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Factors identified as contributing to stress disorders include abuse in childhood, traumatic events in childhood or in adulthood, and coping problems in adolescence or adulthood.

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Can stress disorders, traumatic be cured?

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Stress disorder can be treatable and, in the long term, can be cure. However, treatment must begin early enough, before the traumatic episode(s) have occurred. In most cases, prompt treatment is crucial to successful healing.

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What are common treatments for stress disorders, traumatic?

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Stress disorders share a similar underlying etiology and symptoms with PTSD, and they may co-exist throughout individual trauma exposure. There are many effective treatment options available. One of the most common is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that focuses on improving emotion regulatory skills. Other common treatment options are Supportive Psychotherapy, Trauma Life Intervention (TLI), and Exposure Therapy.

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What are the signs of stress disorders, traumatic?

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Chronic or unexplained physical or mental pain may be a sign of a psychological disorder. Increased sweating, dizziness and feelings of nervousness may also be signs of a psychological disorder. Stress-related headaches and muscle cramps (myofascial pain) and insomnia as a result of anxiety or depression might also be signs for psychological disorders.\n

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Has resiliency in stressful experiences (rise) program proven to be more effective than a placebo?

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Overall this research demonstrates that Rise has shown to be ineffective in preventing the recurrence of symptoms and that it is more effective than placebo when in combination with cognitive-behavioral therapy.

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

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The treatments listed in the paper do not have an adequate proof of efficacy to evaluate if any of them are useful in treating stress. For those who are suffering from anxiety and depressive disorders, there is not enough evidence to evaluate treatments for these patients. More research needs to be conducted.

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Who should consider clinical trials for stress disorders, traumatic?

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Recent findings provide evidence to support the concept that stress can have detrimental effects on a person's health, and the people who may benefit most from psychotherapy include those who have had significant life trauma. The findings also suggest that people who have had a history of psychiatric illness may also benefit in clinical trials.

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What is the latest research for stress disorders, traumatic?

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Stress disorder research has been growing rapidly, since many clinicians have begun to recognize its clinical importance. However, the quality of stress disorder research remains substandard - not only in terms of the methodology, but also in the scope. As a result, the relevance of the findings is often unclear to clinicians. Many stress researchers have taken to creating an Assessment Criteria for Stress Disorders (ACSTDs) so that they can better organize and evaluate research on stress and stress disorders. The ACSTDs are now in their third edition.

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Does stress disorders, traumatic run in families?

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There are a good number of DSM-IV-TR disorders that are familial in their nature and can be traced back to multiple ancestors. Traumatic experiences such as abuse and conflict can lead to a plethora of stresses in the family system. There is a familial nature to such disorders, suggesting that the family is in an ongoing struggle with some environmental factor, causing them to behave in dysfunctional ways. As long as family members continue to display the behaviors in generations to come, the stress of family-generated anxiety and/or tension can continue to build to such a degree that the entire system can become dysfunctional.

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How serious can stress disorders, traumatic be?

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In a recent study, findings comparing posttraumatic stress disorder, stress disorder, and no medical conditions versus traumatic diagnoses, no significant differences occurred regarding the most serious symptoms or hospitalizations between the two conditions, including severity of illness.

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