A Randomized Controlled Study of Mind-Body Skills Groups for Treatment of War-Zone Stress in Military and Veteran Populations
Annual rept. 25 Sep 2009 - 24 Sep 2010
CENTER FOR MIND-BODY MEDICINE WASHINGTON DC
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The purpose of the project is to evaluate the hypotheses that participation in a mind-body skills group program by veterans who have experienced a stressful war-related situation and have symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder PTSD will significantly 1 decrease symptoms of PTSD 2 decrease feelings of anger 3 improve quality of sleep 4 decrease symptoms of depression and anxiety 5 increase posttraumatic growth and 6 increase quality of life, as compared to a standard treatment control group. This report describes the progress on this project to date. The protocol has now been approved by the Institutional Review Boards. All of the group leaders who will be facilitating the mind-body skills group intervention have co-facilitated groups under the supervision of the clinical director and are fully trained. Participants are being recruited and are being screened by the research coordinator for enrollment.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics