Curing Invisible Wounds: Psychologist's military experience leads to national PTSD research networks

Mission, a magazine of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
May 4, 2014

As an Air Force psychologist trying to help service members in Iraq with symptoms of posttraumatic stress, Dr. Alan Peterson began adapting the leading civilian treatments for PTSD for use in a deployed military setting. Little did he know he was laying the groundwork for two major research networks that would become the center for clinical trials to inform national guidelines on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of combat-related PTSD and related conditions among our service members and veterans.