How does cannabis use relate to psychiatric problems, everyday functioning, and treatment engagement in U.S. military veterans with PTSD symptoms?
Despite the rise in cannabis products among adults with PTSD, the impact of cannabis use on symptoms is poorly understood, and even less is known about how cannabis use relates to other aspects of distress and functioning for individuals with PTSD. These are important considerations given that individuals with PTSD symptoms often also experience depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation.
Meta-analysis finds lower dropout rates for twice-weekly Prolonged Exposure therapy
Prolonged Exposure (PE) is an evidence-based front-line treatment for PTSD that can suffer from high rates of dropout (e.g., around 50% in some real-world clinical settings; Rutt et al., 2018). Due to high dropout rates, providers of PE therapy can sometimes find themselves feeling like Goldilocks and the scheduling puzzle: weekly sessions can feel like too much time when client engagement can wane, but twice weekly sessions may feel like too little time to complete homework. In our recently published meta-analysis in JOTS, our research team found that scheduling twice-weekly PE sessions was associated with lower