A Study Designed to Advance the Delivery of Care for Combat-related PTSD

Research Paper Title Intensive prolonged exposure therapy for combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder: Design and methodology of a randomized clinical trial. Abstract Combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is the most common psychological health condition in military service members and veterans who have deployed to the combat theater since September 11, 2001. One of the highest research… Read More

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Combat Exposure as a Predictor of Smoking Status

Research Paper Title Combat, PTSD and Smoking Trajectory in a Cohort of Male Australian Army Vietnam Veterans. Background Whether trauma exposure itself or consequent posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is primarily responsible for smoking and failure to quit remains unclear. Methods A cohort of male Australian Vietnam veterans (N = 388) was interviewed twice, 22 and… Read More

Linking Frequent Heavy Drinking & Combat Exposure

Research Paper Title Alcohol Misuse in Reserve Soldiers and their Partners: Cross-Spouse Effects of Deployment and Combat Exposure. Background Military deployment and combat are associated with worse outcomes, including alcohol misuse. Less is known about how these experiences affect soldiers’ spouses. The study objective was to explore relationships between deployment, combat exposure, and alcohol misuse;… Read More

Does Pre-deployment Lower Cognitive Ability Predict Post-Deployment PTSD?

Research Paper Title Cognitive ability and risk of post-traumatic stress disorder after military deployment: an observational cohort study. Background Studies of the association between pre-deployment cognitive ability and post-deployment post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have shown mixed results. The aim of the research was to study the influence of pre-deployment cognitive ability on PTSD symptoms 6-8… Read More

What is the Impact of Behavioral Health Encounter Dose & Frequency on PTSD Symptoms Among Active Duty Service Members?

Research Paper Title Examining the Impact of Behavioral Health Encounter Dose and Frequency on Post-traumatic Stress Symptoms Among Active Duty Service Members. Background Several factors may influence the standardised delivery and frequency of behavioral health encounters for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in active duty military settings, potentially impacting the effectiveness of care. This retrospective analysis… Read More

Do PTSD Symptoms, TBI, & Neurocognitive Decrements Contribute to Sustained Emotional Neurocognitive Symptoms over Time?

Research Paper Title Longitudinal Associations among Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Neurocognitive Functioning in Army Soldiers Deployed to the Iraq War. Background Military deployment is associated with increased risk of adverse emotional and cognitive outcomes. Longitudinal associations involving posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), relatively mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), and neurocognitive compromise are… Read More

Describing the Use of Integrative Medicine in the US Military Health System

Research Paper Title Use of Integrative Medicine in the United States Military Health System. Abstract Integrative medicine (IM) is a model of care which uses both conventional and nonconventional therapies in a “whole person” approach to achieve optimum mental, physical, emotional, spiritual, and environmental health, and is increasingly popular among patients and providers seeking to… Read More