Objective: This study examines the effectiveness of an anger management program among veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health issues. Method: Veterans with (n = 76) and without (n = 58) PTSD completed anger management groups at the Crescenz Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Self-rated checklists of anger and PTSD symptoms (for those with PTSD) were completed before and after the group. Results: Significant improvement in anger was observed in the overall sample (p <.001) but did not differ based on PTSD diagnosis. No significant PTSD symptom changes were observed. Conclusions: Veterans with broad mental health concerns benefited significantly from this anger management program, consistent with prior research. Implications for program improvement and future research are discussed.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of Clinical Psychology|
|State||Published - Sep 2018|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Dr. Scott's participation was supported by a Department of Veterans Affairs Career Development Award (IK2CX000772).
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ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
- Clinical Psychology