Can PTSD & TBI Negatively Impact Cognitive & Social Functioning?

Research Paper Title Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, Sleep, and Performance in Military Personnel. Background Sleep disturbances, posttraumatic stress disorder, and traumatic brain injury are highly prevalent in military personnel and veterans. These disorders can negatively impact military performance. Although literature evaluating how posttraumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury directly impact military performance… Read More

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PTSD & Depression: Missed Opportunities for Screening & Diagnosis

Research Paper Title Missed Opportunity to Screen and Diagnose PTSD and Depression among Deploying Shipboard US Military Personnel. Background Depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are significant risks for suicide and other adverse events among US military personnel, but prevalence data among ship-assigned personnel at the onset of deployment are unknown. Aim To determine the… Read More

Computer Games in Combat Training as Part of PTSD Prevention

By the end of 2016 all Israeli Infantry soldiers will play a specially designed computer game whose aim is to prevent them developing PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). The game is designed to train soldiers not to block out details of a traumatic event, considered one of the causes of PTSD. The US military is… Read More

Special Forces: Mental Health & Battle

Research Paper Title Mental Health of Special Forces Personnel Deployed in Battle. Background To compare the mental health problems of Special Forces with regular forces engaged in combat in the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN). Methods A population-based descriptive study was carried out to compare the mental health problems of Special Forces with regular forces in… Read More

PTSD: Signs, Symptoms & Special Forces Selection Success

Research Paper Title Baseline Dissociation and Prospective Success in Special Forces Assessment and Selection. Introduction Although dissociation at the time of trauma (peritraumatic dissociation) has been shown to predict the development of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), it is not yet known whether the tendency to dissociate under nonstressful circumstances (i.e., at baseline) can also serve… Read More