The weekly research update contains the latest news, journal articles and useful links from around the web. Some of this week's topics include:
● PTSD and Veterans, PTSD Monthly Update - November 2017
● The Prevalence of Mental Health Disorders in Elderly US Military Veterans: a Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review.
● Gender Dysphoria in the Military.
I like to be helpful. It’s one of the reasons I became a psychologist. You could say it’s my mission. Sometimes I get a phone call or an email from a distant relation, a friend, an acquaintance, or even a resourceful stranger who found my name on a website or blog. These people often have questions about psychotherapy.
The percentage of workers in private industry who "had access to paid time off for military commitments in 2017," according to a recent post on the the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) blog, The Economics Daily.
The percentage increase in the suicide rate of female Veterans from 2001 to 2014, according to a new article in JAMA -- New Data on Suicide Risk Among Military Veterans. The female Veteran suicide rate in 2014 was 19 per 100,000, which the article points out is "roughly 2.5 times higher than the rate among nonveteran US women (7.2 per 100 000)."