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December 19, 2012

Couple Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Author Affiliations

Letters Section Editor: Jody W. Zylke, MD, Senior Editor.

Author Affiliation: Medical Oncology Branch, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland (

JAMA. 2012;308(23):2458. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.14558

To the Editor: Dr Monson and colleagues1 conducted a randomized controlled trial of cognitive-behavioral conjoint therapy delivered to patients for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and their significant others compared with a wait-list control group. However, whether the difference between the groups is due to a benefit of cognitive-behavioral conjoint therapy or a harm of waiting on a list is not clear.

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