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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Acupuncture for PTSD in Combat Veterans
Principal Investigator:

Michael Hollifield

Location: Long Beach, CA
Congressional District Code: 44
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: October 2016 - March 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $157,663
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


 DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is debilitating and common (up to 30% in Vietnam Veterans and 16% in Afghanistan and Iraq Veterans). A significant number of Veterans do not engage in or drop-out from effective trauma-focused therapies due to avoidance from trauma-related memories. Because of this limitation, and because scientific literature suggested that acupuncture might be effective for PTSD symptoms, we developed an acupuncture intervent...

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