A common target for stigma-reduction interventions is to increase social support within military units with the goal of fostering support for mental-health treatment for individual service members. Recent findings from a study of Army National Guard personnel suggest that these approaches may have some unexpected and unintended consequences for treatment-seeking in Service members with service-related mental health conditions.
Blog posts with the tag "Treatment"
The percentage of providers is a recent study who reported using Prolonged Exposure therapy (PE) in PTSD treatment, according to a recent article in the journal Behavior Therapy -- Exposure Therapy Beliefs and Utilization for Treatment of PTSD: A Survey of Licensed Mental Health Providers. Roughly 2/3 of those surveyed (68%) reported having received training in PE.
Here is a very obvious and non-controversial statement: the thoughts that trauma survivors have about themselves, the world, and other people have an important impact on their recovery. Regardless of the model you use to help survivors of trauma to recover from their experiences, you are absolutely going to be addressing thoughts at some level. Treatments such Cognitive Processing Therapy address thoughts directly with socratic dialogue.
It’s tough to keep up with the “latest and greatest” interventions for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It seems like there’s constantly a new “breakthrough” that never fully delivers. As a scientist-practitioner, I don’t pay much attention until I see a strong research base. So until recently, I’ve all but ignored claims that psychedelic drugs (MDMA, psilocybin, etc.) could bolster recovery from PTSD. However, it’s tough to ignore the successes reported in a recent Phase 3 trial.
Based on clinical experience, training and supervision, and findings from the literature, Dr. Rogers explores various issues related to the diagnosis of and diagnosing PTSD in this blog. During this month devoted to awareness of PTSD, it is appropriate to take time focus on the diagnosis and the practice of diagnosing PTSD.