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Stony Brook, New York 11794


Purpose:

Many responders to the World Trade Center (WTC) disaster continue to experience significant mental and physical health problems. Two of the most common health problems, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and respiratory illness, often occur together. Mental health conditions, such as PTSD, make physical illnesses worse and interfere with treatment. The primary goal of this study is to test a mind-body treatment designed to reduce both PTSD and respiratory symptoms.


Study summary:

Mind-body interventions including relaxation training and other coping skills are effective for patients with both mental and physical health problems. A leading mind-body treatment is the Relaxation Response Resiliency Program (3RP) developed at Harvard. This treatment has been shown to reduce both mental and physical health symptoms. The objective of this study is to adapt the 3RP to WTC responders and test its ability to reduce both PTSD and respiratory symptoms. This treatment will be compared to a Health Enhancement Program that addresses negative health behaviors. The investigators will randomly assign 175 patients with ongoing WTC-related PTSD and respiratory illness to the 3RP or Health Enhancement Program and will assess outcomes immediately after the treatment and at 3 and 6 month follow-ups.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - PCL score equal to or greater than 35 - 2 or more lower respiratory symptoms Exclusion Criteria: - Regular elicitation of the relaxation response - History of psychosis - Current unmanaged bipolar disorder - History of suicide attempt --OR-- current ideation with plan or intent


NCT ID:

NCT02457780


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Adam Gonzalez, PhD
Stony Brook University Department of Psychiatry


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Stony Brook, New York 11794
United States



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Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: November 23, 2017

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