Clinical Trial 53111

New York, NY 10065


Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Military Sexual Trauma (MST) - New York NY
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Study title: A Non-Inferiority Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial Comparing Interpersonal Therapy to Exposure Therapy for PTSD Consequent to Military Sexual Trauma (MST) in Male and Female Military Personnel and Veterans    

The purpose of this study is to compare two kinds of therapy for PTSD: exposure therapy (ET) and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT). The results of this study will allow us to see if IPT and ET are equally effective in treating MST-related PTSD, with the long-term goal of making PTSD treatment effective for as many people as possible. This research study is being done because Military Sexual Trauma (MST) has been identified as a pervasive problem with profound psychological and physical consequences.


If you decide to participate, one of the study psychologists will interview you (in person or via teleconferencing technology) and ask you to fill out some questionnaires.

If you take part in this study, you will have the following tests and procedures:

• Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) or Exposure Therapy (ET)

• Acoustic startle measurement procedure

• Fear conditioning procedure

• Dark enhanced startle procedure

• Cortisol, alpha-amylase, and oxytocin collection

• Galvanic skin response, heart rate, and respiration.

WCM IRB #1409015511, ID # NCT03803332

Qualified Participants May Receive:

You will receive compensation for participating in this study. You will receive a cash stipend or electronic gift card for each completed assessment session. You will receive $75 for the baseline, mid-treatment, and post-treatment assessment sessions and $100 for the 6 month follow-up assessment session. You will not be reimbursed for treatment sessions. As per Department of Defense regulations, if you are currently Active Duty military personnel you will not be reimbursed unless you are on official military leave status at the time of your participation in the study.

Available At:

Weill Cornell Medicine
525 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065
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