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Treatment study of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Can we help you? Can you help us? 


A research group based at the Oxford Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma, University of Oxford, is looking at ways of improving the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. A new clinical trial with 175 participants will compare two forms of psychological therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder that are completed online with the help of a therapist. The study is run in the Oxford, London and Brighton areas, in collaboration with King’s College London, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Some facts about Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD):

PTSD is a common reaction to an extremely stressful event such as assault, accident, disaster or terrorist attack. Common symptoms include

  • unwanted distressing memories of the trauma, flashbacks or nightmares
  • Feeling emotionally upset, tearful or irritable for example, or bodily reactions such as sweating, shaking or a racing heart beat when reminded of the event
    • Avoiding reminders of the event
  • Feeling emotionally numb and not interested in activities that used to be enjoyable
  • Feeling detached and cut-off from other people
  • Difficulty sleeping or concentrating
  • Feeling overly alert or watchful or feeling jumpy

If you suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder after experiencing a traumatic event in adulthood, could attend assessments in Oxford, South London or Brighton and would be interested in information about the trial, please get in touch with the study coordinator:

STOP-PTSD study coordinator
Maxie Scheske
Oxford Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma
Paradise Square, Oxford, OX1 1TW
telephone: 01865 281867

Office Hours: Monday to Friday: 9 am to 5 pm (answering machine outside office hours)

Ethics Ref: 17/WM/0441   IRAS Project ID: 224759