Advanced Testing of a Non-Medication Treatment for Posttraumatic HeadacheNational research study open to military service members and veterans
Are you a service member or veteran who developed chronic headaches or had your headaches worsen following a traumatic brain injury such as a concussion? Are medications not helping or causing unwanted side effects?
STRONG STAR Consortium investigators based at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio invite you to participate in a national research study with a drug free, cognitive-behavioral therapy specifically for posttraumatic headache. The researchers already tested this therapy with veterans who had both posttraumatic headache and symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder. They found that it provided significant and lasting improvements in symptoms and related disability.
Building on that success, the group is conducting a new study to examine the therapy’s efficacy with diverse populations of active military and veterans across the country. They also are evaluating whether the therapy works just as well when delivered via telehealth.
Participants will be randomly assigned to receive (1) the therapy delivered in person, (2) the therapy delivered via telemedicine, or (3) the current treatment as usual at the military or VA study site. There is no charge for study participation.
Are you at or near any of these study sites?
- VAs in San Antonio, TX, Palo Alto, CA, and Minneapolis, MN
- Schofield Barracks, Honolulu, HI
- C.R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Fort Cavazos (formerly Fort Hood), Killeen, TX
- Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX
- Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD