The RESTORE trial, investigating one of the most effective treatments for PTSD – prolonged exposure therapy – is due to complete recruitment in 2019.
Prolonged exposure therapy is considered a gold standard evidence-based treatment for PTSD. In its current form, this treatment requires weekly sessions for 10 weeks; however, this period of time can be difficult for current and ex-serving ADF personnel to commit to. The trial is investigating whether the same benefits can be achieved in two weeks of intensive treatment, with the aim to make prolonged exposure more accessible for those who need it.
The RESTORE trial has helped people all over Australia undergo treatment, and is currently undertaking a national drive to complete recruitment by December 2019. The trial is recruiting participants in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney. Participants are required to be current or ex-serving Australian Defence Force, between 18 – 75 years of age, and have symptoms of posttraumatic stress tied to a traumatic incident that occurred during military service. Participants will receive free therapy and can expect to see an improvement in PTSD symptoms and quality of life.
If you believe you have a client suitable for the RESTORE trial, please email [email protected] or call 1800 856 824 to provide a referral or for more information.