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 …

Brief Therapy Eases Symptoms of Combat-Related Psychological Trauma

Science Daily | December 9 Accelerated Resolution Therapy, or ART, is a brief, safe, and effective treatment for combat-related symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among veterans and U.S. service members, researchers at University of South Florida College of Nursing report in a new study. They found this newer treatment — a combination of evidence-based psychotherapies and use of eye …

Symptoms of combat-related psychological trauma eased by new brief therapy

Medical News Today Accelerated Resolution Therapy, or ART, is a brief, safe, and effective treatment for combat-related symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among veterans and U.S. service members, researchers at University of South Florida College of Nursing report in a new study. They found this newer treatment – a combination of evidence-based psychotherapies and use of eye movements – …