Veterans: Complexity of Pain & Traumatic Brain Injury

Research Paper Title Five-year Pain Intensity and Treatment Trajectories of Post-9/11 Veterans with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Background Pain is a pervasive problem that affects nearly half of the U.S. Veterans deployed in support of the Global War on Terror (Post-9/11 Veterans) and over half of the Post-9/11 Veterans with diagnosed traumatic brain injury (TBI).… Read More

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Could an Elevated Spindle Oscillatory Frequency in PTSD Indicate a Deficient Sensory-gating Mechanism Responsible for Preserving Sleep Continuity?

Research Paper Title Increased Oscillatory Frequency of Sleep Spindles in Combat-Exposed Veteran Men with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Background Sleep disturbances are core symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but reliable sleep markers of PTSD have yet to be identified. Sleep spindles are important brain waves associated with sleep protection and sleep-dependent memory consolidation. The present… Read More

Intracranial Volume & Casualties of Combat-related mTBI & PTSD

Research Paper Title Brain Amygdala Volume Increases in Veterans and Active-Duty Military Personnel With Combat-Related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Background To identify amygdalar volumetric differences associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in individuals with comorbid mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) compared with those with mTBI-only and to examine the effects of… Read More

Military Personnel: Obstructive Sleep Apnea & Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Therapy

Research Paper Title Effects of Insomnia and Depression on CPAP Adherence in a Military Population. Background Initial self-reported depression and insomnia prior to the diagnosis and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea with continuous positive airway pressure therapy did not reliably predict short- and long-term adherence in a sample of active-duty military and veteran patients. Reference… Read More

Number of Armed Forces Champions Set to Rise

MORE support to help Army leavers make the move to civvy street will soon become available. The government has pledged to increase the number of Armed Forces champions – who are based at job centres around the country and help with the likes of benefits and employment. Will Quince – Minister for Welfare Delivery –… Read More

Veterans & Employer Ignorance

Nearly one fifth of UK organisations are unlikely to considerhiring veterans due to negative perceptions of their time spent in the military, according to a study by the Forces in Mind Trust. The most common reason given was a worry that this cohort would not have the relevant skills or experience. “Employers must ensure these… Read More

Help for UK Homeless Veterans

A campaign has been launched to find homeless veterans and help them get the support they need. The No Homeless Veterans initiative is being funded by the Forces in Mind Trust and will call on local councils, homelesscharities and agencies such as Citizens Advice to “think veteran” and direct them towards extra help. The move… Read More