War Veterans Prone to Quit Treatment

Despite the fact that research shows cognitive behavior therapy to be effective in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder for war veterans, studies also suggests that nearly 70% of participants drop out of treatment.  A recent study published in Psychological Services examined the differences between war veterans who dropped out of treatment versus those who finished treatment.  It turns out that younger war veterans are more likely to stop treatment then older veterans.  It is believed that this is the result of negative attitudes towards mental health services, as well as discomfort with discussing personal problems.

Read the full article here:  Pretreatment Predictors of Dropout in War Veterans Receiving CBT for PTSD