Deployment Psychology Blog

Staff Voices - TRICARE and the Affordable Care Act

I have been reflecting lately on the five years that have passed since I separated from the Air Force.  Besides working at the Center for Deployment Psychology, one source of pride has been my continued work with Service members and their families by being a TRICARE provider. I am a Tricare Standard Certified Provider and have had the opportunity to work with some amazing people over the years. In the coming months we will have more blog entries about being a TRICARE provider and how TRICARE works including interviews with TRICARE officials and providers.

July 9, 2012: By the Numbers


Soldiers reporting generalized anxiety were three times more likely to leave the Army than those who did not report anxiety, according to an article in the July 2012 issue of Military Medicine: The Effects of Mental Health Symptoms and Organizational Climate on Intent to Leave the Military Among Combat Veterans, by Paul J. Wright, Paul Y. Kim, Joshua E. Wilk and Jeffrey L. Thomas.

July 5, 2012: Research Update

The CDP's weekly research update contains the latest news, journal articles and useful links from around the web. Some of this week's topics include:
• A prospective study of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and disease activity outcomes in U.S. veterans with Rheumatoid Arthritis.
• Effectiveness of a manualized imagery rehearsal therapy for patients suffering from nightmare disorders with and without a comorbidity of depression or PTSD.

July 2, 201: By the Numbers


The percentage of U.S. service members infected with HIV who receive a mental health diagnosis six or more months after the infection was first detected, according to an article (PDF) in the May 2012 issue of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center's Medical Surveillance Monthly Report.