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

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Linking PTSD & Autoimmune Diseases in Military Personnel

Research Paper Title Posttraumatic stress disorder and risk of selected autoimmune diseases among US military personnel. Background Increasing evidence suggests a link between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and physical health. Stress disorders may lead to impairment of the immune system and subsequent autoimmune disease. This study investigated the association between PTSD and risk of selected… Read More

COVID-19 & the Mental Health of Service Members across the Globe

Research Paper Title Mental Health Care for Military Personnel in the COVID-19 Epidemic. Background To the Editor: Mental Health Care for Military Personnel in the COVID-19 Epidemic As the COVID-19 outbreak evolves, confirmed COVID-19 cases among military personnel have been reported globally including nearly 1,576 soldiers in Russia, over 4,000 in the United States, 1,500… Read More

Linikng Elevated Tau with Chronic Symptoms Following TBI

Research Paper Title Elevated Tau in Military Personnel Relates to Chronic Symptoms Following Traumatic Brain Injury. Background The purpose of this study was to understand the relationships between traumatic brain injury (TBI), blood biomarkers, and symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and postconcussive syndrome symptoms. Methods Cross-sectional cohort study using multivariate analyses with one… Read More

Do Military Personnel with PTSD have Cognitive Biases Compared to those without PTSD?

Research Paper Title Cognitive biases in military personnel with and without PTSD: a systematic review. Background Some cognitive biases, such as excessive attention to threat, are associated with PTSD. However, they may be adaptive for military personnel; attending to threat may improve safety for deployed personnel. Therefore, the aim of this study was to discover… Read More

Reviewing Occupational Therapy for Military Personnel & Veterans

Research Paper Title Occupational therapy for military personnel and military veterans experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder: A scoping review. Background As the rate of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among military personnel and military veterans continues to rise, occupational therapists are increasingly concerned with the impact of this disorder on health, occupational performance, and quality of life.… Read More

Are Web-based Clinical Practice Guidelines Useful for Clinician’s Treating PTSD?

Research Paper Title Randomized Controlled Trial of a Web-Based Intervention to Disseminate Clinical Practice Guidelines for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: The PTSD Clinicians Exchange. Background Delivery of best-practice care for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a priority for clinicians working with active duty military personnel and veterans. The PTSD Clinicians Exchange, an Internet-based intervention, was designed… Read More