OPTIMISING MENTAL HEALTH AND QUALITY OF LIFE FOR AUSTRALIA’S MILITARY PERSONNEL AND VETERANS WITH PTSD

Do you believe you may have developed PTSD during or after your military service?

If so, consider participating in a new treatment trial – the RESTORE trial (i.e., Rapid Exposure Supporting Trauma Recovery).

This trial will be conducted from four sites: Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS) offices in Brisbane and Sydney, the ADF Centre for Mental Health in Sydney, and Phoenix Australia in Melbourne.

This trial will investigate whether an intensive delivery of prolonged exposure therapy, involving 10 sessions over a two week period, will deliver outcomes which are comparable to standard prolonged exposure treatment. Early evidence suggests that intensive exposure therapy is as effective as the standard approach, but to date there have been no rigorous studies comparing the effectiveness of the two options in a real-world clinical setting.

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