Jason C Deviva

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Sleep disturbances are among the most commonly reported posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms. It is essential to conduct a careful assessment of the presenting sleep disturbance to select the optimal available treatment. Cognitive-behavioral therapies (CBTs) are at least as effective as pharmacologic treatment in the short-term and more enduring in(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine patterns of comorbidity of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and social phobia (SP) and explore factors associated with the etiology and effect of this comorbidity. The sample consisted of 443 patients seeking treatment of PTSD, SP, or both. Of 240 patients with principal PTSD, 43% had comorbid SP, whereas only 7%(More)
Despite high levels of positive screening for mental health complaints, research indicates that veterans of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) seek mental health care at low rates. The purpose of this study was to examine treatment utilization in 200 consecutive OEF/OIF referrals to a PTSD specialist for psychotherapy. This study also(More)
Veterans with mental health conditions that were either caused or aggravated by their military service are eligible to receive service-connected disability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The process of applying for service connection status is complex, and it is not surprising that veterans frequently develop beliefs about service(More)
Objective: Veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) presenting for care with Veterans Affairs Health Care System (VA) tend not to engage in evidence-based psychotherapies (EBPs) despite widespread availability of these treatments. Though there is little evidence that "readiness for treatment" affects treatment choice, many VA providers believe(More)
Veterans of Operations Iraqi Freedom/Enduring Freedom/New Dawn (OEF/OIF/OND) tend not to engage in mental health care. Identifying modifiable factors related to mental health service utilization could facilitate development of interventions to increase utilization. The current study examined the relationship between mental health care utilization and(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES Fear of sleep may play a significant role in sleep disturbances in individuals with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This report describes a psychometric study of the Fear of Sleep Inventory (FoSI), which was developed to measure this construct. METHODS The psychometric properties of the FoSI were examined in a non-clinical sample of(More)
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