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Evaluating Brain Boosters A New Cognitive Enhancement Program for Treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Depression


Abstract ABSTRACT Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, and insomnia are prevalent among United States (US) military veterans. This study investigates whether Brain Boosters, a new cognitive enhancement group therapy, improves symptoms of PTSD, depression, and insomnia among veterans completing the groups. The study population includes 64 US military veterans treated in the setting of the Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Care System in Phoenix, AZ. Group members were US military veterans, age 22 to 87 (mean age=53.47), who had served in or after World War II (WWII), who sought mental health care at the Phoenix VA from 2007 through 2011. Participants were treated with Brain Boosters therapy. They completed measures of mental-health related s... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Walter, Christina Marie (Author) / Roberts, Nicole A. (Advisor) / Burleson, Mary H. (Committee member) / Miller, Paul (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Mental health / Clinical psychology / Psychology / Brain Boosters / Depression / Neuropsychology / PTSD / Stress Disorders / Post-Traumatic / Veterans Health
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 91 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Psychology 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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