Treatment of PTSD-Related Anger in Troops Returning From Hazardous Deployments
Annual rept. 1 Mar 2005-28 Feb 2006
BROWN UNIV PROVIDENCE RI
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The long-term goal of the research is to provide an effective intervention for the prevention of secondary and escalating effects of poor anger control associated with trauma-related anger problems. The specific objectives are to adapt an existing evidenced-based cognitive-behavioral intervention CBI for the treatment of anger to specific needs of military personnel returning from hazardous deployments, and to conduct a pilot study providing preliminary data on the adapted intervention. Progress The protocol received final Human Subjects approval from DOD on February 28, 2006. Work accomplished while waiting for approval includes extensive adaptation and revision of the CBI manual, adaptation and revision of the control condition manual supportive intervention or SI, and training of the interviewer. Recruiting of subjects began following Human Subject approval. One subject is in treatment and 3 referrals are being scheduled for assessment.
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