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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Does Adding a Tailored Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Mobile Skills App Mediate Higher Rates of Depression Recovery, Adjustment, and Quality of Life in OEF/OIF Veterans Compared to Standard CBT?
Principal Investigator:

Judith Callan

Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Congressional District Code: 14
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: January 2020 - December 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $356,195
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the leading evidence-based psychotherapy for depression, which affects 18.5% of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND) Veterans (hereafter referred to as OEF/OIF). Yet, OEF/OIF Veterans had only a 30% average reduction in mean depression scores from the initial to later phase of treatment. This was true despite the rigorous training and certification procedures for VA CBT-D. Improving the rate of depress...

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