Abstract| Volume 99, ISSUE 11, e129-e130, November 2018

Attention Self-Regulation Training Applied To Participant Defined Goals For Veterans With PTSD And Mild TBI

      Difficulties in executive-control functions are common sequelae of both TBI and PTSD. Goal-Oriented Attentional Self-Regulation (GOALS) training was designed to target these deficits with attention regulation training applied to participant-defined goals. In previous studies both Veteran and civilian participants with chronic TBI significantly improved post GOALS, but not control training, on measures of attention/executive function, functional task performance, and self-report measures of emotional regulation (Novakovic-Agopian et al 2011, 2016), and on goal-directed control over neural processing on fMRI (Chen, et al 2011). The objective of this study is to examine effectiveness of GOALS training in Veterans with comorbid PTSD and mild TBI (mTBI).
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