Is Exposure to Severe or Prolonged Trauma Associated with Chronic Multi-symptom Illness?

Research Paper Title The symptomatology of psychological trauma in the aftermath of war (1945-1980): UK army veterans, civilians and emergency responders. Background UK veterans suffering from a psychological or psychiatric illness as a consequence of service in the Second World War were entitled to a war pension. Their case files, which include regular medical assessments,… Read More

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Officers: Medals & Distance…

“The number of medals on an officer’s breast varies in inverse proportion to the square of the distance of his duties from the front line.” Charles Edward Montague (1867 to 1928) He was an English novelist, journalist, and man of letters particularly noted for writings published in the Manchester Guardian and for a number of… Read More

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

War, Delight & Experience…

“War is delightful to those who have no experience of it.” Desiderius Erasmus (1469 to 1536) A Dutch humanist who was the greatest scholar of the northern Renaissance, the first editor of the New Testament, and also an important figure in patristics and classical literature.

PTSD: German Soldiers & Guilt, Shame & Compassionate Imagery in War

Research Paper Title Guilt, Shame and Compassionate Imagery in War: Traumatized German Soldiers with PTSD, a Pilot Study. Background The consideration of specific trauma-associated emotions poses a challenge for the differential treatment planning in trauma therapy. Soldiers experiencing deployment-related posttraumatic stress disorder often struggle with emotions of guilt and shame as a central component of… Read More

PTSD & Stress: The Life of Military Spouses of Veterans

Research Paper Title Experiences of Military Spouses of Veterans With Combat-Related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Background To explore the experiences of military spouses living with veterans with combat-related post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Methods Husserlian phenomenology was chosen as the theoretical framework because it allowed a deeper understanding of the unfolding of the spouses’ daily experience.… Read More

Understanding the Occurrence & Nature of Violence in the Military

Research Paper Title At Risk for Violence in the Military. Abstract Understanding the occurrence and nature of violence in the military entails appreciating: Military culture; The sociology and demographics of its personnel; Military training; Combat experiences; and Injuries and illnesses that veterans suffer. The military is grounded in the principles and practice of conducting violent… Read More