Pioneering Therapy for War Veterans

Week of August 26, 2013

A pioneering treatment for servicemen and women suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is soon to be tried in Scotland for the first time. Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) is expected to be offered by Scottish nurses later this year. The therapy aims to turn negative images and sensations into positive ones, re-programming the brain. The University of Stirling has teamed up with the University of South Florida to offer training to senior NHS nursing staff, as well as a workshop for its own staff and students. In the United States, it has been shown to "substantially reduce" symptoms associated with PTSD. It has also helped other common mental health problems. For more information, visit the Accelerated Resolution Therapy website and read the article on the University of South Florida website.





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