Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Cognitive Behavior Therapy

In an effort to reduce the risk for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in post-war veterans, the Department of Veterans Affairs has launched a program to ensure that all combat veterans will receive evidence-based cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) upon returning from the war.  Veterans often experience symptoms of PTSD such as irritability and depression, and they have a difficult time transitioning back into civilian life.  The current study is working to develop a number of methods to reduce the distress caused by PTSD.  One such method, called Battlemind Debriefing, prepares soldiers with skills they need to transition.

Read the full article here:  CBT Helps Prevent Soldiers from Developing Symptoms of PTSD