PTSD Research with Veterans
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety problem that develops in some people after extremely traumatic events, such as combat, crime, an accident or natural disaster. People with PTSD may relive the event via intrusive memories, flashbacks and nightmares; avoid anything that reminds them of the trauma; and have anxious feelings they didn’t have before that are so intense their lives are disrupted. It is a debilitating condition that affects an estimated one in 11 people at some time in their lives. Research shows that individuals diagnosed with PTSD have less access to treatment than individuals diagnosed with other mental health conditions, such as depression.
Current Clinical Studies
The Rodriguez Lab studies aim to find brain based treatments for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other mental health issues affecting veterans. All candidates undergo a screening process to ensure participants' involvement to the appropriate clinical study. Clinical studies procedures include medical assessment, psychological assessments, computer-based assessments, and lab tests. The study participation is voluntary and participants have the right to withdrawal at any time.