“This is extremely encouraging,” said Dr. Anthony Hassan, the President & CEO of the Cohen Veterans Network. “We’re making veterans’ lives better and we’re making their families’ lives better.”
Washington, D.C. (PRWEB)
September 28, 2017
Forty-six percent of veterans treated for PTSD at Cohen Veterans Network clinics improved enough after treatment that they no longer met “the clinical threshold for the diagnosis,” the non-profit mental health network said in a report released today.
The client improvements for PTSD were paralleled by progress for clients treated at the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinics for Depression and Generalized Anxiety Disorder; more than half of those treated showed sufficient improvement in that they did not meet the clinical thresholds for those conditions after treatment.
Ninety-three percent of clients reported that after treatment they could now “deal effectively with my problems,” and three-quarters said their relationships with their spouses, children, friends, and non-family members had improved. Seven in 10 said they were now able to function at work, after treatment at the Cohen Veterans Network, the report said.
“This is extremely encouraging,” said Dr. Anthony Hassan, the President & CEO of the Cohen Veterans Network. “We’re making veterans’ lives better and we’re making their families’ lives better. We’re doing what we set out to do. We still have more work to do – as terrific as a 46% improvement is, we want that to be higher. We’re applying the lessons learned with our experience and evidence during the first two years our clinics have been open to improve our services and care for veterans.”
CVN’s Growth and Measured Performance summary report analyzes results from more than 3,700 clients since the network launched publicly in April 2016.
The data also shows that CVN is living up to an initial promise to provide tailored, high-quality mental health care for the entire military family with low barriers to care. More than 40% of all CVN clients are family members and children. Among all clients, 58% were veterans and 23% of those were female veterans.
CVN clients are reporting nearly 100% satisfaction around the network in areas such as wait times, customized…