Military members with PTSD/depression can be treated successfully in primary care settings
The rate of PTSD and depression is high among active military members, but stigma often prevents them from seeking care from a mental health specialist. A new study finds that treating such patients in primary care settings with a program that includes specially trained nurses and telephone therapy significantly improves outcomes after one year. The findings support the idea that such efforts can bring more military members under a high-quality treatment umbrella sooner.
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