Effects of Outward Bound Experience as an adjunct to inpatient PTSD treatment of war veterans.

@article{Hyer1996EffectsOO,
  title={Effects of Outward Bound Experience as an adjunct to inpatient PTSD treatment of war veterans.},
  author={Lee A Hyer and Syn Boyd and Richard Garland. Scurfield and Doug G Smith and Jane G. Burke},
  journal={Journal of clinical psychology},
  year={1996},
  volume={52 3},
  pages={
          263-78
        }
}
There is a paucity of studies on Outward Bound Experiences (OBE) with adult psychiatric populations and, more notably, with trauma victims. This study evaluates the efficacy of OBE as an adjunct to specialized inpatient PTSD treatment with survivors of chronic combat-related PTSD (N = 219) at two Veterans Administration Medical Centers. On several measures of PTSD and general adaptation, results showed that the five-day OBE did not differ from standard treatment of PTSD survivors. Two other… CONTINUE READING
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