What is OPT?
Optimizing PTSD Treatments (OPT) is a clinical trial that offers no-cost, state of the art psychotherapy (with or without medication) for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to all study participants.
If you have experienced a trauma (e.g., a car accident, rape, assault, combat) and are having a difficult time coping, the OPT study might be right for you.
If I participated in OPT, what would I do?
You would receive 10 weeks of no-cost treatment for PTSD and participate in 4 follow-up assessments over a 9-month period.
All evaluations and treatment sessions are conducted by clinicians who are experienced in working with trauma survivors.
Please click the OPT Treatments link to learn more about the treatments used in OPT.
Who is conducting the OPT Study?
The OPT study is brought to you by the PTSD Research and Treatment Program at Case Western University in Cleveland, OH and the Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. It is sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).
Please click here to learn more about our treatment team.