Once a warrior - Always a warrior
The Iraq and Afghanistan wars have produced 2.5 million combat veterans, with rates of PTSD and co-morbid health concerns comparable to previous war generations. Enormous resources have been directed at reducing stigma, expanding services, and research, with particular emphasis on delivering or refining prolonged exposure (PE) and cognitive processing therapy (CPT). However, these strategies have proved overly narrow, due to low engagement in care, high treatment drop-outs, and co-morbidities. This talk will provide an occupational and physiological perspective for understanding combat-related PTSD, and will synthesize evidence on established and emerging treatment strategies, including the role of EMDR therapy and related treatments, to foster optimal care for veterans.
Original Work Citation
Hoge, C. (2016, August). Once a warrior - Always a warrior. Presentation at the 21st EMDR International Association Conference, Minneapolis, MN
“Once a warrior - Always a warrior,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed March 4, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/23826.