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.
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
Mental and Social Health | Military and Veterans Studies | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Thought control, Avoidance, Coping strategies, Diagnosis, Symptom severity, Posttraumatic stress disorder, Military veterans
Post-traumatic stress disorder; Veterans; Mental health
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, "Research Brief: "Cognitive-behavioral Coping Strategies Associated with Combat-related PTSD in Treatment-seeking OEF–OIF Veterans"" (2012). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 237.
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