Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Postwar Kosovar Adolescents using Mind-Body Skills Groups: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Gordon JS, Staples JK, Blyta A, Bytyqi M, Wilson AT. Treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder in postwar Kosovar adolescents using mind-body skills groups: a randomized controlled trial. J Clin Psychiatry. 2008; 69(9):1469-1476

Randomized controlled study demonstrated 82% reduction in adolescents who qualified as having PTSD. The reduction in PTSD symptoms was maintained at 3 month follow-up. This was the first RCT of any intervention with war-traumatized adolescents. The groups were led by rural high school teachers whose only training in psychology was provided by CMBM.