Even though PTSD is an important topic year-round, it takes the forefront this month as June is National PTSD Awareness Month. In 2010, Congress designated June 27th as PTSD Awareness Day. Since then many organizations, including the Center for Deployment Psychology, have attempted to highlight PTSD and provide resources for behavioral health providers, as well as those in need. Below you will find links to a variety of resources and organizations that may assist in the treatment of PTSD.
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June is national Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder awareness month. As behavioral health professionals raise awareness of PTSD and effective PTSD treatments, I would be remiss if I did not mention anger as it relates to PTSD. This post will briefly review a model of anger related to PTSD, provide recommendations for measuring anger in clinical populations and practical information for clinical intervention with military populations experiencing anger and PTSD. At the end of the post, I have included additional resources on anger management and PTSD. Please feel free to contribute your thoughts on what has been helpful in your clinical practice.
After a recent case conference discussion with clinical psychology interns about treatment options to offer patients when the window for treatment is abbreviated, I decided to consult with my colleagues about their opinions , and summarize my findings along with my own opinion. One thing we all agreed on-for a provider, there should be no such thing as "no time" window available for PTSD treatment.
Dr. Marjorie Weinstock is the Lead, Military Families & CBT for Depression at the Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. This week I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to sit down with her to discuss her background and ask her a variety of questions about military life and its impact on families.
When we think about the families of service members, we often picture a spouse, perhaps several children, struggling to cope with military moves, long absences, and the upheaval of the deployment cycle. But other family members struggle to adjust to military service as well. Parents of Service Members are an unrecognized group, who often don’t receive the attention they deserve for devotedly buoying their sons and daughters throughout the deployment cycle. These mothers and fathers are rarely validated for what they go through or thanked for the endless support they give their sons and daughters.