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Service members are at increased risk for the development of certain psychological conditions, such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), alcohol use disorder, insomnia, and major depressive disorder. These conditions often have profound negative effects on well-being, performance, and quality of life. To assist service members with mental health conditions, researchers from our Health and Behavioral Sciences team evaluate the effectiveness of existing treatments and develop and test innovative treatments for mental health conditions. In addition to traditional therapies, the team evaluates the immediate and longer term benefits of activity-based interventions (e.g., surfing, hiking) for service members.
Health and Behavioral Sciences researchers support the health and readiness of U.S. service members by developing novel therapeutic approaches and by rigorously evaluating the benefits of both new and existing approaches to treating service members with mental health conditions. Additional research in this area provides evidence-based mental health training to providers and evaluates impact on patient outcomes.
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