Trauma Management Therapy for Combat PTSD
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is characterized by intrusive thoughts, re-experiencing the traumatic event, anxious over arousal, sleep problems, and avoidance of places or situations that trigger anxiety. In addition, PTSD can result in poor quality of life, social avoidance, guilt, anger, unemployment, impulsive or violent behavior, and family discord. Traditional behavior therapy, specifically exposure therapy, offers hope for some of the symptoms of this disorder but may not address other symptoms such as severe social impairment.
Funded by a research grant from the Military Operational Medical Research Program, United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC), we offer a cutting-edge program to warfighters who have returned form OIF/OEF with a diagnosis of combat- related PTSD. The program consists of individualized VR exposure reality treatment sessions followed by group therapy, which includes anger management training, social reintegration, to address anger, grief, guilt and social isolation. This clinical research program is free of charge and open to all branches of the service and we accept warfighters who are active duty, veterans (regardless of discharge status), Reserve, National Guard and civilian contractors.