Stigma, help-seeking attitudes, and use of psychotherapy in veterans with diagnoses of posttraumatic stress disorder.

@article{Rosen2011StigmaHA,
  title={Stigma, help-seeking attitudes, and use of psychotherapy in veterans with diagnoses of posttraumatic stress disorder.},
  author={Craig S. Rosen and Mark A Greenbaum and Julie E. Fitt and Charlene Laffaye and Virginia A Norris and Rachel Kimerling},
  journal={The Journal of nervous and mental disease},
  year={2011},
  volume={199 11},
  pages={879-85}
}
Survey and medical record data from 482 Veterans Affairs (VA) patients who recently received diagnoses of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) were examined to determine need and predisposing factors associated with utilization of psychotherapy and counseling. More than half (58%) of participants initiated VA psychotherapy for PTSD within a year of diagnosis. Of those, one third completed eight or more sessions. Roughly two thirds of participants initiated counseling at a Vet Center. Initiating… CONTINUE READING