CSRA Vets can help VA shape PTSD treatment - Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center
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Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center

 

CSRA Vets can help VA shape PTSD treatment

January 24, 2017

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Veterans in the CSRA can help shape how the Department of Veterans Affairs treats the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder by completing a survey offered by the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center.

Veterans who were deployed to a combat zone and are experiencing PTSD symptoms, such as nightmares and flashbacks, are invited to travel to the Charlie Norwood VA medical center’s Uptown Division (Augusta, GA) and take the survey.

“This information will help us design new interventions to help Veterans deal better with psychologically traumatic experiences and emotional challenges,” said the VA study’s principal investigator Dr. Nagy Youssef. “With these interventions, we hope to identify the social and spiritual resources to help Veterans cope with these conflicts.”

Youssef said the survey takes about 30 minutes to complete. Veterans who finish the questionnaire will be given a $25 gift card for their time. Study participants who complete at least 50 percent of the survey are eligible for a $10 gift card.

To take the survey or get more information, call VA Research Assistant Elizabeth Boswell at (706) 247-5441 or email VA Research Assistant Shashana Fiedler at shashana.fiedler@va.gov.