Military personnel who receive cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in the short-term may reduce their probability of attempting suicide, according to a recent research from the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio (UTHSCSA). The study conducted at Fort Carson, Colo. focused on patients already at risk or who had attempted suicide before and revealed the effectiveness of the therapy. Patients who received CBT were 60% less likely to commit suicide than soldiers who underwent the standard treatment. The finding of the study entitled "Brief Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Effects on Post-Treatment Suicide Attempts in a Military Sample: Results of a Randomized Clinical Trial With 2-Year Follow-Up," were recently published in The American Journal of Psychiatry at ajp.psychiatryonline.org/doi/10.1176/appi.ajp.2014.14070843.
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