Deployment Psychology Blog

Staff Perspective: Advances in the Treatment of Combined Borderline Personality Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Jeffery Mann, Psy.D.

There is a growing body of evidence that examines and attempts to address the challenges of working with a group of individuals presenting with a combination of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Suicidal/Non-Suicidal Self-directed Injury (NSSDI), and PTSD. These symptoms combine to create a cycle that is difficult to break. At a fundamental level, the individual struggles to manage their emotions effectively and can often be impulsive. Impulsive behavior is a reaction to overwhelming emotional experiences and the overwhelming emotion often elicits suicidal/NSSDI behaviors.

By the Numbers - 7 August 2017

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The percentage of the armed forces comprising officers, according to a new "In Focus" report from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) -- Military Officers. The report explains the rank structure of the military and breaks it down by service branch. An "In Focus" report on Military Enlisted Personnel was released by the CRS at the same time.

CDP News: 4 August 2017

Welcome to this week’s edition of CDP News! We like to use this space to review recent happenings in and around the Center for Deployment Psychology, while also looking ahead to upcoming events. We’re just barely into August, but we’re already looking ahead to the fall.

Research Update: 3 August 2017

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The weekly research update contains the latest news, journal articles and useful links from around the web. Some of this week's topics include: 

● Risk of Suicide Attempt Among Soldiers in Army Units With a History of Suicide Attempts. 
● Transgender Health Care in the U.S. Military and Veterans Health Administration Facilities. 
● Mental and Physical Health Conditions in US Combat Veterans: Results From the National Health and Resilience in Veterans Study.