The Management of Chronic Insomnia Disorder & Obstructive Sleep Apnea in US Military Personnel

Research Paper Title The Management of Chronic Insomnia Disorder and Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Synopsis of the 2019 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and U.S. Department of Defense Clinical Practice Guidelines. Background In September 2019, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the US Department of Defence (DoD) approved a new joint clinical practice guideline… Read More

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Veterans: Complexity of Pain & Traumatic Brain Injury

Research Paper Title Five-year Pain Intensity and Treatment Trajectories of Post-9/11 Veterans with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Background Pain is a pervasive problem that affects nearly half of the U.S. Veterans deployed in support of the Global War on Terror (Post-9/11 Veterans) and over half of the Post-9/11 Veterans with diagnosed traumatic brain injury (TBI).… Read More

Could an Elevated Spindle Oscillatory Frequency in PTSD Indicate a Deficient Sensory-gating Mechanism Responsible for Preserving Sleep Continuity?

Research Paper Title Increased Oscillatory Frequency of Sleep Spindles in Combat-Exposed Veteran Men with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Background Sleep disturbances are core symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but reliable sleep markers of PTSD have yet to be identified. Sleep spindles are important brain waves associated with sleep protection and sleep-dependent memory consolidation. The present… Read More

Need a Mental Health Buddy?

A former gunner has set up an initiative to help veterans with mental health issues in his hometown of Barrow-in-Furness. Tony McNally has introduced a buddy system whereby ex-Service personnel give up their time to talk to others. Working closely with local authorities and healthcare professionals, the volunteers are on standby to provide extra support… Read More

London Council Helping Personnel Transitioning to Civvy Street

Personnel transitioning to civvy street are getting a helping hand – careof a local authority in London. Guaranteed interviews are being offered to veterans applying for a job with Wandsworth Council, giving them a face-to-face opportunity to showcase their skills if they meet the minimum criteria for the role. For more details on the scheme… Read More

Veterans UK Website Overhauled

Former personnel will find it easier to find the information they need for a smoother transition to civvy life thanks to a newly overhauled Veterans UK website. The revamp features a series of “hubs” – available on the homepageor via a search – focusing on different topics relevant to those who have left the military.… Read More

Veterans & Employer Ignorance

Nearly one fifth of UK organisations are unlikely to considerhiring veterans due to negative perceptions of their time spent in the military, according to a study by the Forces in Mind Trust. The most common reason given was a worry that this cohort would not have the relevant skills or experience. “Employers must ensure these… Read More