Accession Number : AD1047844


Title :   Enhanced Cognitive Rehabilitation to Treat Comorbid TBI and PTSD


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,15 Sep 2011,14 Sep 2017


Corporate Author : Veterans Medical Research Foundation San Diego United States


Personal Author(s) : Jak, Amy


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1047844.pdf


Report Date : 01 Dec 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 18


Abstract : This was a randomized controlled treatment study to test a modification of Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD in which CPT is interwoven with compensatory cognitive rehabilitation principles (CogSMART) to create a hybrid treatment, SMART-CPT. The study examined 100 veterans diagnosed with both PTSD and a history of mild to moderate TBI and randomized half to receive standard CPT and half to receive SMART-CPT for 12 weekly sessions. Veterans also received comprehensive symptom, mental health, and neuropsychological assessments at 3 time points during the study. The investigation sought to improve treatment outcomes for combat-related psychological health and develop an evidence-based intervention for treatment of comorbid TBI and PTSD.


Descriptors :   CLINICAL TRIALS , REHABILITATION , THERAPY , BRAIN INJURIES , TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER , VETERANS (MILITARY PERSONNEL , VETERANS HEALTH


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE