Wednesday, 1 October 2014
Press Release: NIH and VA address pain and related conditions in U.S. military personnel, veterans, and their families
Research will focus on nondrug approaches.
Associate Professor Kevin Vowles, Ph.D., University of New Mexico is part of thirteen research projects being jointly funded by the NIH/NCCAM/NIDA and VA totaling approximately $21.7 million over 5 years that will explore nondrug approaches to managing pain and related health conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), drug abuse, and sleep issues. The effort seeks to enhance options for the management of pain and associated problems in U.S. military personnel, veterans, and their families.
Dr. Vowles, "The aim of this study is to determine the feasibility of integrating two psychotherapeutic interventions: ACT for chronic pain; and Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention. The mindfulness training teaches patients how to become aware of emotional or physical states that might provoke a relapse for substance use and misuse. (NCCAM-funded)".
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