Is telehealth treatment just as effective for brain injury (TBI) and PTSD?

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Question: 

I’m considering going to talk therapy for issues from my mild TBI and PTSD from being in combat but I live very far from any VA facilities. Would tele-therapy be as effective?

Answer: 

This is great that you are willing to reach out for help! Effective treatments for PTSD and mild TBI are available including prolonged exposure and cognitive processing therapy. Both of these treatments have great outcomes when provided face-to-face or via telehealth AND both of these treatments have shown life-changing reductions in PTSD symptoms and interference from mild TBI. The Emory Healthcare Veterans Program offers face-to-face and telehealth treatment for mTBI and PTSD with outstanding improvements in function and reductions in PTSD and mTBI symptoms. 

For more information, you can visit the Emory Healthcare Veterans Program online or call us at 888-514-5345.

Treatment and Services – Emory Healthcare Veterans Program

Treatments Emory Healthcare Veterans Program offers two treatment pathways: Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and traditional Outpatient Program (OP).

 

Posted on BrainLine August 31, 2021. Reviewed August 31, 2021.

About the author: Sheila A.M. Rauch, PhD, ABPP

Sheila A.M. Rauch, PhD, ABPP, is the Deputy Director of the Emory Healthcare Veterans Program and Director of Mental Health Research and Program Evaluation at the VA Atlanta Healthcare System. Dr. Rauch has been developing programs, conducting research and providing PTSD and Anxiety Disorders treatment for over 20 years. Her research focuses on examination of mechanisms involved in the development and treatment of PTSD and improving access to effective interventions.

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