Treatment of PTSD-Related Anger in Troops Returning From Hazardous Deployments
Annual rept. 1 Mar 2008-28 Feb 2009
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 1 adapt an existing evidence-based cognitive-behavioral intervention CBI for the treatment of anger to specific needs of military personnel returning from hazardous deployments, and 2 conduct a randomized pilot study providing preliminary data on the efficacy and acceptability of the adapted intervention in this population. The first phase involved administering the adapted CBI to 12 participants, and a supportive intervention SI to two participants. Our experience in Phase I led to further revisions of the manual. The second phase targets 50 male and female participants, randomly assigned to receive either CBI or SI.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Military Forces and Organizations