Spiritual Interventions in Veterans with PTSD: A Systematic Review.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Systematic Review)

This article reports the results of a systematic review on the effectiveness of religious/spiritually (R/S)-based interventions in veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A total of 385 unique records were identified with eight meeting the inclusion criteria. Seven studies reported significant improvement in reported outcome measures demonstrating the effectiveness of R/S-based interventions in PTSD, with the eighth study reporting positive improvements. We conclude that the few existing published studies report significant benefits to veterans on several outcomes. R/S interventions for veterans with PTSD need to be further developed and tested to determine their efficacy and safety.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Smothers, ZPW; Koenig, HG

Published Date

  • October 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 57 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 2033 - 2048

PubMed ID

  • 30056486

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-6571

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s10943-018-0680-5


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States