Potential Non-medication Treatment To Help Decrease Feelings Of Anger For Veterans

Research Center: VA Connecticut Healthcare Center
Location: 950 Campbell Avenue, West Haven, CT
Lead Researcher: Lorig Kachadourian, Ph.D.   
IRB Committee: This study has been reviewed and approved by the VA Connecticut Healthcare System Institutional Review Board


Research has consistently shown that Veterans with PTSD are more likely to experience higher levels of anger and aggression problems compared to Veterans without PTSD. Anger can have strong negative impact on Veterans and their families, as well as society at large. 

Mindfulness may be one technique that may be particularly helpful for Veterans experiencing problems with anger. Mindfulness has been shown to be effective in helping individuals manage difficult emotions as well as the body’s response to stressful situations. The goal of this study is to understand if mindfulness will help decrease anger and aggression in Veterans with PTSD symptoms.

This study seeks veterans who currently suffer from symptoms of PTSD and may be experiencing problems with anger.

Why Participate? 

  • You may experience an improvement in your anger
  • You may develop a better understanding of how to manage your anger. 
  • You will partake in a non-medication study. 
  • You will be compensated up to $320 for participating in this study.
  • You will be helping to develop non-medication options for veterans experiencing problems with anger.
  • You will be helping to advance medical research.

Your Rights

  • If you decide to participate in the study and later feel that you no longer wish to be part of it, you may withdraw at any time.
  • Your records relating to this study and any other information received will be kept strictly confidential, except as required by the law.
  • Qualified health professionals will monitor your health as it relates to the study.

Who Can Participate?

  • Men and women aged 18-75
  • Diagnosed with or experiencing symptoms of PTSD 
  • Experiencing problems with anger
  • Able to attend 4 study visits at the research site over approximately 5 months
  • Able to attend 8 group treatments (once a week, 1-2 hrs each)

What Next?

  1. Click the link below to enter your contact details and answer some eligibility questions.
  2. The research centre will then contact you by phone to discuss the trial and answer your questions.
Click Here to Enter Your Contact Details and Be Contacted by Phone About the Trial