A brief summary of current research.
A pilot study examining effects of group-based Cognitive Strategy Training treatment on self-reported cognitive problems, psychiatric symptoms, functioning, and compensatory strategy use in OIF/OEF combat veterans with persistent mild cognitive disorder and history of traumatic brain injury
Huckans, M, Pavawalla, S, Demadura, T, Kolessar, M, Seelye, A, Roost, N, Twamley, EW & Storzbach, D (2010). Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development, Vol. 47(1), pp 43-60.
In this study of combat veterans, learning cognitive strategies in a supportive group setting seemed to be effective. Participants reported better results using compensatory cognitive strategies like a day planner. They were also more satisfied with life in general, had fewer memory and cognitive problems, and experienced fewer issues with depression.