Dr. Kevin Kip, a University of South Florida College of Public Health professor of epidemiology and biostatistics and a distinguished USF Health professor, is a leading researcher on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans. Dr. Kip, along with other past and present USF colleagues, has published three studies on PTSD and its effects on veterans and active-duty military personnel.
PTSD is a disabling condition that results from a traumatic experience(s) and elicits negative changes in mood, arousal and reactivity. It is often associated with depression, anxiety and substance abuse. It’s estimated that between 5 to 13 percent of veterans experience PTSD; the number can vary according to combat exposure. PTSD can also affect active-duty military personnel and the public at large.
PTSD and ART
Kip’s most recent study, “The emergence of accelerated resolution therapy for treatment of post traumatic stress disorder: A review and new subgroup analyses,” was published in the January 2019 edition of Counseling and Psychotherapy Research.
Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) is a type of therapy that consists of four main elements: