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NCJ Number: 220560 Find in a Library
Title: Role of Subconscious Effects During the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder with Alcohol Dependencies in Military Personnel
Journal: Polygraph  Volume:36  Issue:3  Dated:2007  Pages:133-148
Author(s): Semyon Ioffe; Sergey Yesin; Boris Afanasjev
Date Published: 2007
Page Count: 16
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Using experimental psychosemantics methods, this study examined military personnel with various habits of alcohol usage who had returned from combat areas and were receiving base therapy.
Abstract: Treatment results were evaluated after 3 months showing that the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and alcohol dependencies had been more effective in patients in the main group. Evidence indicates that PTSD is a disorder affecting many mental and physiological levels of the temporal prospective. Previous research has shown repeatedly the ability of conditional reflexes to activate the decisionmaking process and the ability to change the connection between semantic fields using sub sensory stimuli. These circumstances have encouraged researchers to investigate the ability of the subconscious and its effects in correction of pathological processes of a patient’s psyche with PTSD suffering from alcohol dependencies. Using experimental psychosemantics methods, researchers studied 33 military personnel with various habits of alcohol usage who had returned from combat areas and were receiving therapy. Additional informed consent forms were signed by 15 patients, forming the main group, each patient of which received 10 sessions of psychosemantic correction using sub threshold stimuli; the remaining 18 patients formed the control group. In patients with PTSD, alcohol dependencies develop differently than in other social groups and represent a more complex disease. Tables, figures, references
Main Term(s): Post-trauma stress disorder (PTSD)
Index Term(s): Alcohol abuse; Alcoholic beverage consumption; Critical incident stress; Emotional disorders; Psychological evaluation; Treatment effectiveness; Treatment/Therapeutic Community; US Armed Forces
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