Resilience Training Can Reduce Effects of Trauma in Soldiers, Army Doctor Says

WASHINGTON--(ENEWSPF)--March 24, 2009 – The Army can mitigate the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder by training solders to be more mentally resilient before combat, an Army doctor said yesterday.

"You come across an event and you interpret it based on whatever strengths, weaknesses or baggage you show up in the Army with," said Army Brig. Gen. (Dr.) Rhonda Cornum, director of the Army’s comprehensive soldier fitness program. "If we could improve the resilience of the people before they had some adverse event, we might very well be able to have them view it as adverse -- but . . .

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