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Compassion focused therapy for anger: A pilot study of a group intervention for veterans with PTSD (Pages 27-33)

Volume 13, July 2019, Pages 27-33


Jed Grodin, Joshua L. Clark, Russell Kolts, Travis I. Lovejoy


• Compassion Focused Therapy shows promise for treating anger and PTSD in Veterans.

• Treatment dropout was low: 64% of patients completed at least 9 of the 12 sessions.

• The intervention decreased anger symptoms, PTSD symptoms, and fears of compassion.

• Compassion Focused Therapy was endorsed by patients as relevant and enjoyable.

• Further, large-scale study of Compassion Focused Therapy in this area is supported.

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