Is trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy effective in decreasing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in children and adolescents?

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EVIDENCE-BASED ANSWERYes. In children and adolescents with PTSD, outpatient trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy (Tf-CBT) is more effective than wait-list controls for reducing PTSD symptoms, and appears more effective than several other therapeutic options (SOR: A, based on a systematic review and RCT).

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