The specific aims of this study are:
1. To compare the effectiveness of a cognitive behavioral therapy (prolonged exposure, PE)
to that of PE and medication (sertraline).
2. To compare the durability of PE gains to that of PE and sertraline at 3, 6, and 9 months
3. To compare those who have chosen their treatment to those who have not in terms of
completion of treatment, treatment satisfaction, and short- and long-term effectiveness
of the treatment.
4. To examine cost effectiveness of treatment delivery to trauma survivors with PTSD.