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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Using Moral Elevation to Improve Functioning in Veterans with PTSD and Moral Injury: A Pilot Study of a Web-Based Intervention
Principal Investigator:

Adam P McGuire

Location: Temple, TX
Congressional District Code: 31
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: September 2019 - March 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $6,410
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Despite the use of evidence-based psychotherapies for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), many Veterans report continued symptoms and impairment after treatment. Additionally, there is evidence to suggest those treatments are less effective for moral injury (MI) distress—experiencing severe guilt, shame, and anger about witnessing or performing an act that violates one’s deeply held values. Current treatments are also limited as they do not directly facilitate building positive resources to en...

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