Description/Abstract

This brief is about the coping strategies used by veterans with PTSD and how social support relates to those coping strategies. In practice and policy, psycho-educational interventions could decrease symptoms, as well as increasing belief in controlling life events; policymakers should provide support to veterans and their families. Suggestions for future research include looking at more representative samples, using other methods than self-reporting mechanisms, and analyzing how veterans with PTSD utilize social support networks.

Original Citation

Pietrzak, R. H., Harpaz-Rotem, I., & Southwick, S. M. (2011). Cognitive-behavioral coping strategies associated with combat-related PTSD in treatment-seeking OEF-OIF Veterans. Psychiatry Research, 189(2), 251–258. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2011.07.019

Document Type

Brief

Disciplines

Mental and Social Health | Military and Veterans Studies | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Extent

2 pages

DCMI Type

Text

Keywords

Thought control, Avoidance, Coping strategies, Diagnosis, Symptom severity, Posttraumatic stress disorder, Military veterans

Subject

Post-traumatic stress disorder; Veterans; Mental health

Geographic Area

United States

Publisher

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University

Date

1-24-2012

Language

English

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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