Deployment Psychology Blog
As I work with clinicians who are trained in evidence-based treatments for PTSD, one query is raised repeatedly…Should I use Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) or Prolonged Exposure (PE) to treat patient X?
PTSD is one of the signature disorders of the OIF/OEF conflict. PTSD is characterized by symptoms of re-experiencing, avoidance/numbing and hyperarousal. As many as 20% of the US service members returning from Iraq or Afghanistan since 2001 may have PTSD (www.iom.edu/militaryptsd). We may safely assume that a significant number of veterans from the current conflict and other eras will need effective treatment to alleviate PTSD symptoms. Let’s review…
The number of people worldside who commit suicide every day, according to the World Health Organization, which also noted: "For every person who completes a suicide, 20 or more may attempt to end their lives."
According to a statistic vetted by PolitiFact, 18 of those 3000 are U.S. military veterans.
Today -- September 10 -- is the 10th anniversary of World Suicide Prevention Day.
Even with the holiday shortened week, we've still got a few bits of news from around the CDP. First up, on Wednesday September 12, Dr. Lisa French will be speaking in Newark, DE at the Delaware Military Veterans and Family Suicide Prevention Expo. Visit our Speakers Bureau calendar to see where else we're headed in the near future.