Enhanced Cognitive Rehabilitation to Treat Comorbid TBI and PTSD
Technical Report,15 Sep 2011,14 Sep 2017
Veterans Medical Research Foundation San Diego United States
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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.
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