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Telephone-based CBT Improves PTSD Symptoms among Returning Veterans

Objectives: Many service members do not seek care for mental health and addiction problems, often with serious consequences for them, their families, and their communities. This study tested the effectiveness of a brief, telephone-based, cognitive-behavioral intervention designed to improve treatment engagement among returning service members who screened positive for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Methods: Service members who had served in Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom who screened positive…
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Telephone-Delivered CBT for Pain Management among Older Military Veterans

This study investigated the effectiveness of telephone-delivered cognitive-behavioral therapy (T-CBT) in the management of chronic pain with older military veterans enrolled in VA primary-care clinics. We conducted a randomized clinical trial comparing T-CBT with telephone-delivered pain education (T-EDU). A total of 98 military veterans with chronic pain were enrolled in the study and randomized into one of two treatment conditions. Study participants were recruited from primary-care clinics at an urban…
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Veterans with TBI and Suicidality

Previous research has shown that, in recent years, there has been an increased rate of suicide in soldiers returning from war.  In addition, as many as 15-23% of returning soldiers have incurred traumatic brain injuries (TBI). A new study published in Rehabilitation Psychology aimed to identify risk and protective factors for suicide ideation or suicidal behavior among veterans who have experienced TBI. Thirteen suicidal veterans in a TBI clinic completed…
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Cognitive Therapy is Helping Veterans

Guest Blogger: John Milwee, Psy.D., Veterans Administration therapist and Beck Institute alumnus Veterans returning from the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq may face many challenges as they begin to reintegrate into their roles as parents, employees, friends, and neighbors. In recent months a great deal of media attention has been focused on those returning Veterans who suffer with symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) associated with their combat experience. Alarming…
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Veterans with Post-traumatic Stress rate effectiveness of CBT when delivered remotely and in person

A recent study in Behavior Modification evaluated ratings submitted by veterans who were receiving cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) via different delivery modes for post-traumatic stress disorder. The ratings measured competency and adherence to the CBT model when administering CBT through either telepsychiatric or same-room approaches. In telepsychiatry, a therapist and client communicate through resources such as the telephone and the Internet. It can also incorporate video-conferencing technology via satellite for…
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