Psych Health Evidence Briefs

DHCC produces expert-reviewed evidence briefs on existing and potential treatments for psychological health conditions that are commonly experienced by service members. Psych Health Evidence Briefs provide summaries of the available scientific evidence and clinical guidance to inform providers, patients and others who may have questions about the effectiveness of these treatments.

Read more about the Levels of Evidence to Inform Practice.

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Acamprosate for Alcohol Use Disorder
Acamprosate for Alcohol Use Disorder

Ayahuasca for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Brief Alcohol Interventions for Unhealthy Alcohol Use

Cognitive Processing Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Prolonged Exposure Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder


Each brief includes:

  • An introduction of the treatment or topic, including a brief description of the treatment and the potential mechanisms of action
  • Guidance from existing VA/DoD evidence-based clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) when available
  • Identification and summaries of reviews conducted by organizations recognized as employing rigorous methodology with similar grading systems as the VA/DoD CPGs
  • For treatments with an emerging or inconsistent evidence base, a systematic literature search is conducted
  • A conclusion that summarizes what is known and what has yet to be determined, as well as guidance about adoption

For information on the methodology behind the evidence briefs, visit the Methodology page.

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