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August 14, 2019

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

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  • 1National Center for PTSD, VA Medical Center, White River Junction, Vermont
  • 2VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, California
  • 3VA Center of Excellence for Stress and Mental Health, San Diego, California
  • 4School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California
JAMA Psychiatry. Published online August 14, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2019.2229

In Reply Consistent with other research,1 we2 found that Seeking Safety (SS) did not outperform the comparison condition, in this case, prolonged exposure (PE). Najavits, SS’s developer who has acknowledged conflict of interest with SS, alleges 3 primary concerns with our study.

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