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Case demonstrates manual’s efficacy

17 March, 2010

ScreeningLRThe manual was deemed effective in a study by researches from the University of Tehran, Iran.

135 adolescents who had been exposed to the 2004 earthquake in Iran, participated in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) based on the Teaching Recovery Techniques manual, four months after the earthquake.

The results showed that the “severity of posttraumatic stress symptoms significantly decreased among 135 adolescents in the case group”.  The case group, and the comparison group, which consisted of 33 adolescents were evaluated with the Foundation’s Impact of Event Scale (CRIES).

The study, Outcome of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Adolescents After Natural Disaster, concludes that the study demonstrates the efficacy of CBT in alleviating posttraumatic stress symptoms among adolescents after a catastrophic disaster.