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Smart Phones, Service Members & PTSD Treatments

Smart Phones, Service Members & PTSD Treatments

The computer age has dramatically impacted the practice of medicine.  No matter what specialty of health care you look to, technology has enabled new tools to support the work of providers and facilitate the healing of patients -- behavioral health is no exception.

Mobile computing platforms, such as smart phones and tablet computers, provide capabilities that can provide constant, "hip pocket" access to a range of potentially helpful tools.

Using Technology to Help Battle PTSD

The Boston Globe,By Chelsea Conaboy,August 20 2012

Before returning to treatment, former Army bomb technician Brian Sullivan used a smartphone app to cope with PTSD. Brian Sullivan, a former Army bomb technician, quit treatment for post traumatic stress when, he said, doctors began pushing him to take medications he didn’t want.

Military, VA release New Mobile App for PTSD Therapy

Military, VA release New Mobile App for PTSD Therapy

The military has released a new mobile app designed for post-traumatic stress disorder patients in a therapy known as prolonged exposure. PE Coach was developed by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs and offers users a mobile way of assessing symptoms, recording therapy sessions, receiving reminders for homework and appointments and learning more about PTSD.

DoD puts Apps to Use for Military Health

DoD puts Apps to Use for Military Health

At the Defense Department’s National Center for Telehealth and Technology, scientists, researchers, program managers and developers are joining forces to usher in a new era in health care.

PE Coach on the Pentagon Channel

PE Coach on the Pentagon Channel

Dr. Greg Reger talks about PE Coach, the first mobile app for PTSD treatment, in an interview for the Pentagon Channel. PE Coach was released on July 31, 2012 and is available for Android and Apple devices.

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