New therapy significantly reduces headache disability, post-traumatic stress after brain injury, study finds
UT Health San Antonio
Jun 27, 2022
The first therapy to be developed specifically for post-traumatic headache significantly reduced related disability in veterans following a traumatic brain injury (TBI). It also reduced co-occurring symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) comparably to a gold-standard PTSD treatment.
Moreover, the innovative treatment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Headache (CBTH), was appealing to patients, showing low drop-out rates, and is easy for therapists to learn and deliver, increasing its potential to be broadly disseminated and to improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of service members and veterans.
Those findings were reported today in JAMA Neurology byDon McGeary, PhD, of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and his fellow investigators with the Consortium to Alleviate PTSD.