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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Improve Social Support for Veterans with PTSD
Principal Investigator:

Megan M Kelly

Location: Bedford, MA
Congressional District Code: 6
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: October 2020 - September 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $156,840
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Veterans with PTSD often have substantial interpersonal problems and low perceived social support from family, partners, and peers. Interpersonal problems result in poor social reintegration, which in turn permeates all aspects of their functioning and is associated with greater suicidal ideation. The problems emerge rapidly, with one study showing a fourfold increase in rates of self-reported interpersonal conflict within six months of returning from deployment. Veterans with PTSD report consid...

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