Accelerated Resolution Therapy: an innovative mental health intervention to treat post-traumatic stress disorder

Published by the Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps Abstract Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a disabling trauma and stress-related disorder that may occur after a person experiences a traumatic event, and evokes a combination of intrusion and avoidance symptoms, negative alterations in cognitions and mood, and alterations in arousal and reactivity. Accelerated resolution therapy (ART) is an emerging psychotherapy …

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Developments in Assessment and Treatment

Article by Charles W. Hoge, MD and July Lies, MSc | Federal Practitioner Diagnostic discordance between posttraumatic stress disorder definitions, treatment dropout rates, comorbidities, and varying policy approaches leave VA and DoD clinicians with unique concerns in providing effective treatment for many postwar health problems. Read Article (PDF) PTSDArticle_Hoge_Lies_FederalPractitioner_April2015

USF Study of PTSD Therapy

The USF College of Nursing leads research on a novel technique to alleviate veterans’ symptoms of combat-related and military sexual trauma.  By Saundra Amrhein On a recent spring morning, Artricia James-Heard walked into the office of a therapist trained in an innovative technique being studied by researchers at the University of South Florida. Upon entering, James-Heard, a Navy veteran who …

USF College of Nursing Enrolling Veterans with PTSD in Study

Linda Hurtado | Tampa Tribune Army Green Beret Brian Anderson came back from deployment in Afghanistan with images that haunted him.  Visions of eight-hour fire fights and the death of two friends left him with odd and overwhelming symptoms. “I thought they were blood pressure issues, diabetes or something like that,” he said. “When I went in to be checked …