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Imagery rehearsal therapy: Kognitiv beteendeterapi vid posttraumatiska mardrömmar hos veteraner
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Mental suffering costs the society amounts of money every year due to sick leave, suicide and general production loss. Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the conditions that can affect anyone who has experienced a traumatic event.  This thesis examines the positive experiences and limitations of the treatment form Imagery rehearsal therapy for war veterans’ post-traumatic nightmares. The results show that this treatment reduces post-trauma nightmares both in frequency and in intensity. It also improves the quality of sleep and reduces PTSD- and depression symptoms. However, veterans with multiple traumas as a basis for their PTSD may need more sessions of imagery rehearsal therapy. The results also indicate that the treatment also can show positive results in the reduction of the nightmare frequency and intensity in individuals who suffer from other types of traumatic nightmares than the war veterans had.

Abstract [sv]

Psykiskt lidande kostar samhället stora summor årligen genom sjukskrivningar, självmord och allmänt produktionsbortfall. Posttraumatiskt stressyndrom (PTSD) är ett av dessa sjukdomstillstånd och kan drabba vem som helst som upplevt en traumatisk händelse. Detta examensarbete undersöker de positiva erfarenheterna av och begränsningarna hos behandlingsformen imagery rehearsal therapy vid posttraumatiska mardrömmar hos krigsveteraner. Resultatet visar att denna behandlingsform minskar posttraumatiska mardrömmar både i frekvens och i intensitet. Den förbättrar även sömnkvalitén, samt minskar PTSD-och depressionssymptom. Dock, så kankrigsveteraner med flera trauman som grund för deras PTSD behöva fler sessioner av imagery rehearsal therapy. Resultaten visar också att behandlingen även kan visa positiva resultat i minskning av mardrömmars frekvens och intensitet hos individer som lider av andra typer av traumatiska mardrömmar än de krigsveteranerna hade.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 24 p.
Keyword [en]
Post traumatic stress disease, Imagery Rehearsal Therapy, nightmares, sleeping disorders, war veterans
Keyword [sv]
Posttraumatiskt stressyndrom, Imagery rehearsal therapy, mardrömmar, kognitiv beteendeterapi, sömnstörningar, krigsveteraner
National Category
Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-60529OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-60529DiVA: diva2:1047618
Educational program
Psychology, bachelor's level
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Available from: 2016-11-22 Created: 2016-11-18 Last updated: 2016-11-22Bibliographically approved

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