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Table 4 Reasons given by clinicians for their recommendation of integrated treatment in consensus vignettes (n = 13)

From: Clinicians’ perceptions for indicating and contra-indicating integrated treatment for SUD and comorbid PTSD, a vignette study

Vignette No of clinicians with score + 1 to + 5 for integrated treatment Most commonly cited reasons for integrated treatment
1 28 PTSD maintains SUD (17), interrelatedness PTSD and SUD (9)
2 25 Interrelatedness PTSD and SUD (10), PTSD maintains SUD (9), patient wishes (7), limited SUD (6)
3 26 Interrelatedness PTSD and SUD (11), PTSD maintains SUD (9)
4 30 Interrelatedness PTSD and SUD (15), PTSD maintains SUD (8), patient wishes (6)
5 27 Interrelatedness PTSD and SUD (12), PTSD maintains SUD (6), complexity of PTSD (6), complexity of co-morbid psychopathology (5)
6 26 Interrelatedness PTSD and SUD (13), PTSD maintains SUD (6), patient wishes (6)
7 26 Interrelatedness PTSD and SUD (15), PTSD maintains SUD (5), long duration of SUD (4)
9 24 PTSD maintains SUD (9), interrelatedness PTSD and SUD (7)
11 23 Interrelatedness PTSD and SUD (6), severity of SUD (5), complexity of co-morbid psychopathology (5)
12 26 Interrelatedness PTSD and SUD (8), PTSD maintains SUD (4), complexity of co-morbid psychopathology, single-event trauma (4)
13 23 Interrelatedness PTSD and SUD (5), severity of SUD (5), level of suffering (4), PTSD maintains SUD (3), complexity of co-morbid psychopathology (3)
14 23 severity of SUD (6), Interrelatedness PTSD and SUD (5), patient wishes (4), PTSD maintains SUD (4)
15 27 Interrelatedness PTSD and SUD (10), PTSD maintains SUD (7), complexity of co-morbid psychopathology (5), patient wishes (4)