Accession Number:

AD1047483

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):

Report Date:

2017-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE