Post Traumatic Stress Disorder http://www.kplu.org en For PTSD Patients, Better Outcomes For Less Money If They Get To Choose Treatment http://www.kplu.org/post/ptsd-patients-better-outcomes-less-money-if-they-get-choose-treatment <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/151918202&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Letting patients with post-traumatic stress disorder choose how they want to be treated can produce better outcomes for less money, <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24717377">according to a new study</a> co-written by a University of Washington psychologist.</p><p>Treating someone with PTSD often comes down to a question of whether they get counseling or pharmaceuticals. The new study offers some evidence about which one works better, but even stronger evidence that letting the patient make the choice produces the best outcomes for the least cost.</p><p>Prof. Lori Zoellner, director of UW’s Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress, said letting patients decide helps them get the treatment best suited for them, and also increases their buy-in to whichever option they go with.</p><p>"You're probably more likely to take your medication regularly, to attend your psychiatrist visits more regularly. And in psychotherapy, you may also be more likely to do the homework," she said.</p><p> Thu, 29 May 2014 23:17:20 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 16873 at http://www.kplu.org For PTSD Patients, Better Outcomes For Less Money If They Get To Choose Treatment 50 Joint Base Lewis-McChord suicides since 2002 http://www.kplu.org/post/50-joint-base-lewis-mcchord-suicides-2002 <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-955164.mp3</p><p>Fifty soldiers from Joint Base Lewis McChord have killed themselves since the start of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Some committed suicide on-base, others off and still others while deployed overseas.&nbsp; Leaders at JBLM say they&rsquo;ve dramatically stepped up efforts to combat suicide. But they admit it&rsquo;s not easy to change Army culture.</p><p> Wed, 02 Mar 2011 17:23:53 +0000 Austin Jenkins & KPLU News Staff 903 at http://www.kplu.org 50 Joint Base Lewis-McChord suicides since 2002