Why Veterans Struggle with Addiction

Introduction Veterans may be done fighting in the military, but many people do not realise that some continue to fight addiction and substance abuse. And, it is more common than people may think, which is why addiction help for veterans is available. But, why are veterans more likely to struggle with addiction anyway? How Common… Read More

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What the Numbers say about Mental Health in the Military

Introduction In 2014, a study published by JAMA Psychiatry (Journal of the American Medical Association) regarding the mental health of military personnel suggested almost 25% of active-duty personnel displayed signs of mental health conditions. Military personnel can typically face several types of mental health conditions, including traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and major depressive… Read More

Is Healing Touch Useful in Treating Those with PTSD?

Research Paper Title Examining the impact of a Healing Touch intervention to reduce posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in combat veterans. Background This study examined the use of Healing Touch (HT), a biofield therapy, as an intervention in treating posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It exemplifies the upswing of biofield (energy field) therapies that have been taking… Read More

What is the Effect of Repeated Low-Level Explosives on Canadian Armed Forces’ Breaching Instructors & Range Staff?

Research Paper Title Blast in Context: The Neuropsychological and Neurocognitive Effects of Long-Term Occupational Exposure to Repeated Low-Level Explosives on Canadian Armed Forces’ Breaching Instructors and Range Staff. Background Currently, there is strong interest within the military to better understand the effects of long-term occupational exposure to repeated low-level blast on health and performance. To… Read More

Sleep Disorder Symptoms & PTSD in US Army Personnel

Research Paper Title Sleep Problems in Active Duty Military Personnel Seeking Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Presence, Change, and Impact on Outcomes. Background To examine sleep disorder symptom reports at baseline and post-treatment in a sample of active duty US Army Soldiers receiving treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Explore sleep-related predictors of outcomes. Methods… Read More

Sleep Disorder Symptoms & PTSD Treatment Outcomes

Research Paper Title Sleep Problems in Active Duty Military Personnel Seeking Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Presence, Change, and Impact on Outcomes. Background To examine sleep disorder symptom reports at baseline and post-treatment in a sample of active duty US Army Soldiers receiving treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Explore sleep-related predictors of outcomes. Methods… Read More

Linking US Military Personnel, Religion, & PTSD

Research Paper Title Hope, Religiosity, and Mental Health in U.S. Veterans and Active Duty Military with PTSD Symptoms. Background Many studies have linked hope with better mental health and lower risk of suicide. This is especially true in those who have experienced severe physical or emotional trauma. Religious involvement is associated with greater hope. The… Read More