Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy of Insomnia in PTSD


The study is examining the effectiveness of an eight session Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Insomnia with individuals who have symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). We are studying whether this treatment will be helpful in improving sleep quality.

Study Design

Participants will have their sleep-wake activity monitored for one week at home prior to beginning treatment. Participants will then receive eight sessions of the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia. At home sleep-wake monitoring will be conducted for another week following therapy in order to examine the treatment’s efficacy in regard to sleep.

Principal Investigators

Thomas C. Neylan, MD

Participant Requirements

-18-65 years old

-Experiencing symptoms of PTSD

-Experiencing sleep disturbances

-Currently taking a prescription medication for mood (or alternative wording would include: psychiatric medication, medication for anxiety/depression, or prescription medication)   and/or involved in counseling for PTSD symptoms


- Participants will be compensated for their time and efforts.

Contact Info

Cristina Tortarolo
888-567-6337 or 415-418-4360


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