WUSF Public Media | Bobbie O’Brien
Studies show that only about half of the veterans who need mental health care seek treatment. And of those who get care – many drop-out before treatment is complete.
“So, we’re only reaching a third of people ultimately who need the treatment,” said retired Army Col. Dr. Charles Hoge. He works as a civilian at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center where he used to head up PTSD research.
Hoge is familiar with approved “evidence-based” treatments for post-traumatic stress. Yet he also is open to emerging or alternative treatments.
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