The Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation has recently launched a treatment study investigating the use of innovative strategies to improve the sleep of veterans with PTSD and disturbed sleep. Many veterans suffer from PTSD and for veterans with PTSD, up to 91% report some form of disturbed sleep.
The GMRF Veteran Sleep Therapy Study will offer treatment to study participants in the form of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) and Imagery Rehearsal Therapy (IRT). Currently, CBT-I is a gold-standard psychological treatment that targets improving sleep problems such as insomnia, but it does not specifically target nightmares, that are often present with PTSD.
To help raise awareness of this study, we would like to invite you to a Breakfast Seminar on Sleep Problems in Veterans with PTSD. We have a panel of medical and allied health specialists with expert knowledge in the areas of sleep, PTSD and veteran health care.
If you have a patient who is experiencing poor sleep as a result of PTSD, please consider discussing this project with them or submitting an expression of interest on their behalf. If you would like more information please come along to the Breakfast Seminar. Register your attendance below or contact the Veteran Mental Health Initiative Team on 07 3394 7284 or GMRF.VMHI@ramsayhealth.com.au