Veteran Interest in Family Involvement in PTSD Treatment

  • Batten S
  • Drapalski A
  • Decker M
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Abstract

The present study examined interest in family involvement in treatment and preferences concerning the focus of family oriented treatment for veterans (N = 114) participating in an outpatient Veterans Affairs outpatient PTSD program. Most veterans viewed PTSD as a source of family stress (86%) and expressed interest in greater family involvement in their treatment (79%). These results suggest the need to consider increasing family participation in the clinical care of individuals with PTSD and to develop specialized family educational and support services for this population. [Author Abstract] KEY WORDS: family; veterans; PTSD; trauma; treatment

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  • PTSD
  • family
  • trauma
  • treatment
  • veterans

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Authors

  • Sonja V. Batten

  • Amy L. Drapalski

  • Melissa L. Decker

  • Jason C. DeViva

  • Lorie J. Morris

  • Mark A. Mann

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