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Pilot study of Internet-based early intervention for combat-related mental distress

Benjamin W. Van Voorhees, MD, MPH, et al.

Figure 2. Screenshot from animated sequence in VETS PREVAIL intervention.

Early symptom states of mental distress and impairment are not currently well targeted in the veteran population because it is typically assumed that these states are normal and will lessen with time. The core principle behind this study is that these states are serious and that a transdiagnostic, Internet-based early intervention can reduce symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression, prevent progression to full disorder, and accelerate veterans– reintegration into civilian life. The results suggest that Internet interventions adapted from standard psychotherapy practices may be well accepted and utilized, reduce symptoms of PTSD and depression, and improve veteran functioning postdeployment.

Volume 49 Number 8, 2012
   Pages 1175 — 1190


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Van Voorhees BW, Gollan J, Fogel J. Pilot study of Internet-based early intervention for combat-related mental distress. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012;49(8):1175–90.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2011.05.0095
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