Accession Number : ADA598874


Title :   Adaptive Disclosure: A Combat-Specific PTSD Treatment


Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 30 Sep 2012-29 Sep 2013


Corporate Author : BOSTON VA RESEARCH INST MA


Personal Author(s) : Litz, Brett ; Steenkamp, Maria


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a598874.pdf


Report Date : Oct 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 5


Abstract : Many service members exposed to combat and operational stressors develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Evidence-based interventions for treating PTSD, however, were not developed for military trauma and thus may be suboptimal for this population. This study compares Adaptive Disclosure, an intervention for Marines and Sailors with PTSD stemming from deployment experiences, to an empirically supported PTSD treatment. The report details the third year of work on this trial in which we completed all legal/regulatory hurdles and began recruitment. The Boston team has principally been involved in conducting pre-and post-treatment psychological assessments that will be used to determine treatment efficacy.


Descriptors :   *MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL , *POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER , *THERAPY , *TRAUMA , ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS , DEPLOYMENT , INTERVENTION , MILITARY MEDICINE , MILITARY PERSONNEL , NAVAL PERSONNEL , PSYCHOLOGY , STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY) , TEAMS(PERSONNEL) , TEST AND EVALUATION


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE