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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 278-282

Vertical trauma focussed interventions versus broader horizontal psychosocial interventions

Associate Scientiflic Director for International Programs at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute (McGill University, Montreal, Canada) and Associate Professor at the Department of Psychiatry and Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry of McGill University

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Despite an influx of agencies conducting psychiatric and psychosocial interventions worldwide, there is scarce agreement regarding treatment goals and best practice to deal with trauma related mental disorders. A systematic review of posttraumaticc stress disorder treatments concluded that scientific evidence on treatment modalities did not reach the level of certainty that would be desired. This commentary ends by outlining the kind of evidence that would be required.

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