Psychologists Available to Discuss Causes, Treatment of PTSD Among Servicemembers

Experts can offer insights into how to overcome stigma

Article ID: 662141

Released: 4-Oct-2016 2:45 PM EDT

Source Newsroom: American Psychological Association (APA)

Newswise — WHAT

With discussion in the presidential campaign of servicemembers and military veterans who experience post-traumatic stress disorder, psychologists are available to talk about the research behind the latest understanding and treatment of PTSD. WHO

M. David Rudd, PhD Memphis, TennesseeOffice: (901) 678-2234 Cell: (806) 786-0680 Email: Rudd, who is president of the University of Memphis, specializes in mental health promotion and military and veteran suicide prevention. As a distinguished university professor of psychology, he also continues funded research and is affiliated with the National Center for Veterans Studies at the University of Utah as co-founder and scientific director.

Craig Bryan, PsyD Salt Lake City Office: (801) 587-7978 Cell: (210) 621-8300Email:

A clinical researcher, Bryan is executive director of the National Center for Veterans Studies, University of Utah. His areas of specialty include military suicide and PTSD with a focus on treatment for veterans. A U.S. Air Force veteran, he was deployed to Iraq in 2009. He manages numerous federally funded projects, including conducting studies testing cognitive behavioral treatments for suicidal service members, developing innovative methods to identify and detect high-risk military personnel and veterans, and disseminating effective treatments to health care providers and the public.

Barbara Rothbaum, PhDAtlantaOffice: (404) 712-8866Email:

Rothbaum is a professor and associate vice chair of clinical research at the Emory School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She is also director of the Emory Veterans Program and the Trauma and Anxiety Recovery Program at Emory and holds the Paul A. Janssen Chair in Neuropsychopharmacology. Rothbaum specializes in research on the treatment of individuals with anxiety disorders, particularly focusing on PTSD. She is a pioneer in the application of virtual reality exposure therapy to the treatment of psychological disorders.

The American Psychological Association also has useful PTSD resources available on its website, including:

Veterans' Mental Health Care Emphasizes Recovery and Return to Full and Meaningful Lives

Clinical Conversation on PTSD Related to Military Combat

Helping Families Cope with PTSD

PTSD Awareness

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