Study Offers Hope in Preventing GI Suicides

San Antonio Express-News
Feb 13, 2015

STRONG STAR Consortium researchers were part of a breakthrough study finding that short-term cognitive behavioral therapy dramatically reduces suicide attempts among at-risk military personnel. The study found that soldiers receiving CBT were 60 percent less likely to make a suicide attempt during the 24-month follow-up than those receiving standard treatment. The results were published online on Feb. 13, 2015, by The American Journal of Psychiatry. The San Antonio Express-News interviewed STRONG STAR director Alan Peterson, PhD, ABPP, who was a co-investigator on the study. (Access to article may require paid subscription.)

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