PTSD and Relationships - PTSD Monthly Update, February, 2022

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PTSD Monthly Update - News Relevant to the Issues of Trauma and PTSD

February 2022


PTSD and Relationships

PTSD and Relationships

Trauma and PTSD can lead to problems that affect interactions with others, including close family and friends. The symptoms of PTSD can cause problems with trust, closeness, communication, and problem solving in a relationship.

PTSD affects families and others as well as the person who experienced trauma. Living with someone who is easily startled, has nightmares, and/or avoids social situations can take a toll on the most caring family members.

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PTSD Bytes Podcast

PTSD Bytes Podcast

PTSD Bytes

Join us for these 12-minute-or-less talks with experts about technology resources you can use or share to help with PTSD.

  • Coping with COVID - Dr. Beth Jaworski describes how a mobile app, COVID Coach, can be used to help cope with the stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • What is PTSD? - Dr. Sonya Norman explains what PTSD is, why there’s hope for recovery, and how digital tools like the PTSD Coach app can help.

Research Participation Opportunity

OEF/OIF/OND Veterans dealing with guilt or regret may be eligible for a study examining guilt and the COVID-19 Pandemic. The study and treatment sessions will take place virtually. Participants will receive 6 sessions of individual therapy, and complete 3 assessments and 1 interview. Earn up to $120 for completing assessments.

Visit the online survey to see if you pre-qualify.

PTSD in the News

WebSTAIR: Telehealth plus web-based skills training

A combination of telehealth coaching and web-based skills training can significantly improve clinical outcomes and social functioning for Veterans who have experienced military sexual trauma (MST). Read more.*

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Thank you,

The Staff of VA’s National Center for PTSD

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