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Addressing Post-traumatic Stress and Aggression by Means of Narrative Exposure : A Randomized Controlled Trial with Ex-Combatants in the Eastern DRC

Addressing Post-traumatic Stress and Aggression by Means of Narrative Exposure : A Randomized Controlled Trial with Ex-Combatants in the Eastern DRC

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HERMENAU, Katharin, Tobias HECKER, Susanne SCHAAL, Anna MAEDL, Thomas ELBERT, 2013. Addressing Post-traumatic Stress and Aggression by Means of Narrative Exposure : A Randomized Controlled Trial with Ex-Combatants in the Eastern DRC. In: Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma. 22(8), pp. 916-934. ISSN 1092-6771. eISSN 1545-083X. Available under: doi: 10.1080/10926771.2013.824057

@article{Hermenau2013Addre-25180, title={Addressing Post-traumatic Stress and Aggression by Means of Narrative Exposure : A Randomized Controlled Trial with Ex-Combatants in the Eastern DRC}, year={2013}, doi={10.1080/10926771.2013.824057}, number={8}, volume={22}, issn={1092-6771}, journal={Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma}, pages={916--934}, author={Hermenau, Katharin and Hecker, Tobias and Schaal, Susanne and Maedl, Anna and Elbert, Thomas} }

Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma ; 22 (2013), 8. - S. 916-934 Former child soldiers and ex-combatants are at high risk of developing trauma-related disorders and appetitive aggression, which reduce successful integration into peaceful societies. In a randomized controlled clinical trial, we offered Narrative Exposure Therapy for Forensic Offender Rehabilitation (FORNET) to 15 ex-combatants with the goal of reducing traumatic stress and appetitive aggression compared to “treatment as usual.” Measures included the PTSD Symptom Scale-Interview and the Appetitive Aggression Scale assessed prior to treatment and 2 weeks and 6 months after the treatment. We also assessed closeness to combatants as an index of reintegration. The treatment group reported reduced PTSD symptoms and less contact with combatants. Appetitive aggression decreased substantially in both groups. The results indicate that it is feasible to add psychological treatment to facilitate the reintegration process. Maedl, Anna 2013-11-22T10:59:36Z Elbert, Thomas 2013 Hecker, Tobias Schaal, Susanne Addressing Post-traumatic Stress and Aggression by Means of Narrative Exposure : A Randomized Controlled Trial with Ex-Combatants in the Eastern DRC eng Hecker, Tobias Elbert, Thomas 2014-08-31T22:25:06Z Maedl, Anna Schaal, Susanne terms-of-use Hermenau, Katharin Hermenau, Katharin

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