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Comment & Response
August 14, 2019

Concerns About Potential Bias in a Randomized Clinical Trial of Integrated Prolonged Exposure Therapy vs Seeking Safety Integrated Coping Skills Therapy

Author Affiliations
  • 1Treatment Innovations, Newton Centre, Massachusetts
  • 2University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester
JAMA Psychiatry. 2019;76(12):1316. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2019.2226

To the Editor Norman et al1 report a randomized clinical trial of behavioral therapies for alcohol use disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in military veterans: an integrated prolonged exposure model (I-PE) vs Seeking Safety (SS), an integrated coping skills model. I am the developer of the SS model, and I have concerns about how the model was used in this trial and potential biases.

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