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Psychotherapist in training here: from a scientific point of view a Trauma-focused psychotherapy is considered the gold standard when it comes to treating ptsd. Especially studies focusing on trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy [CBT] or eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing [EMDR] showed high evidence. This is however limited to patients whose main symptoms are linked to the trauma.

—> see NICE guideline, APA guideline: both guideline are referring to studies about this topic. A good place considering scientific literature would be this meta-analysis:

Bisson JI, Ehlers A, Matthews R, Pilling S, Richards D, Turner S. Psychological treatments for chronic post-traumatic stress disorder: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Br J Psychiatry. 2007;190(2):97–104.