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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Psychosocial Rehabilitation after Moral Injury and Loss with Adaptive Disclosure
Principal Investigator:

Brett T. Litz

Location: Boston, MA
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: June 2017 - November 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $393,972
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Relative to most civilian traumas (e.g., sexual assault, car accidents, and disasters), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from warzone exposure is associated with more chronic and disabling social and occupational functioning problems, as well as poorer response to treatment. Yet, PTSD treatments for war veterans do not target or even systematically assess these functional impairments. Rather, first-line treatments for military- related PTSD focus on symptom change, failing to attend to holis...

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