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Narrative Exposure Therapy as a treatment for child war survivors with posttraumatic stress disorder : two case reports and a pilot study in an African refugee settlement

Narrative Exposure Therapy as a treatment for child war survivors with posttraumatic stress disorder : two case reports and a pilot study in an African refugee settlement

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ONYUT, Lamaro Patience, Frank NEUNER, Elisabeth SCHAUER, Verena ERTL, Michael ODENWALD, Maggie SCHAUER, Thomas ELBERT, 2005. Narrative Exposure Therapy as a treatment for child war survivors with posttraumatic stress disorder : two case reports and a pilot study in an African refugee settlement. In: BMC Psychiatry. 5(7). Available under: doi: 10.1186/1471-244X-5-7

@article{Onyut2005Narra-10594, title={Narrative Exposure Therapy as a treatment for child war survivors with posttraumatic stress disorder : two case reports and a pilot study in an African refugee settlement}, year={2005}, doi={10.1186/1471-244X-5-7}, number={7}, volume={5}, journal={BMC Psychiatry}, author={Onyut, Lamaro Patience and Neuner, Frank and Schauer, Elisabeth and Ertl, Verena and Odenwald, Michael and Schauer, Maggie and Elbert, Thomas} }

Onyut, Lamaro Patience Elbert, Thomas First publ. in: BMC Psychiatry 2005, 5:7 2011-03-25T09:19:43Z Background: Little data exists on the effectiveness of psychological interventions for children with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that has resulted from exposure to war or conflict-related violence, especially in non-industrialized countries. We created and evaluated the efficacy of KIDNET, a child-friendly version of Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET), as a short-term treatment for children.<br />Methods: Six Somali children suffering from PTSD aged 12 17 years resident in a refugee settlement in Uganda were treated with four to six individual sessions of KIDNET by expert clinicians. Symptoms of PTSD and depression were assessed pre-treatment, post-treatment and at nine months follow-up using the CIDI Sections K and E.<br />Results: Important symptom reduction was evident immediately after treatment and treatment outcomes were sustained at the 9-month follow-up. All patients completed therapy, reported functioning gains and could be helped to reconstruct their traumatic experiences into a narrative with the use of illustrative material.<br />Conclusions: NET may be safe and effective to treat children with war related PTSD in the setting of refugee settlements in developing countries. Odenwald, Michael Schauer, Elisabeth Odenwald, Michael Elbert, Thomas Onyut, Lamaro Patience Schauer, Maggie application/pdf 2005 2011-03-25T09:19:43Z Ertl, Verena Narrative Exposure Therapy as a treatment for child war survivors with posttraumatic stress disorder : two case reports and a pilot study in an African refugee settlement Neuner, Frank Ertl, Verena Schauer, Maggie Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic Neuner, Frank eng Schauer, Elisabeth

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