Deployment Psychology Blog

By the Numbers - Apr. 24, 2017

$411 billion

The economic cost of sleep deprivation in the United States, according to a recent research brief from the RAND Corporation -- Why sleep matters: The economic costs of insufficient sleep. This study "quantifies the economic and social costs of insufficient sleep" in the U.S and four other OECD countries -- the UK, Canada, Germany and Japan.

CDP News: Apr. 21, 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. It’s feeling like spring here at the CDP headquarters in Maryland and we hope the same can be said for your neighborhood.

Research Update: Apr. 20, 2017

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:

● Military Behavioral Health -- Special Section on Military Spouses and the Social Context
● Development of a Suicidal Ideation Detection Tool for Primary Healthcare Settings: Using Open Access Online Psychosocial Data.

Staff Perspective: Five Years of the CDP Blog

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then what are almost a thousand blogs worth?  I suppose that depends on the blog,...but consider the idea that a blog is intended to inform its target audience with timely information that is conversational, directly useful, and regularly updated.  Then ask yourself the worth of a blog for behavioral health providers that provided weekly research updates, statistics, and national expert opinions on issues related to the psychological well-being of Service members, Veterans and their families.  Hopefully you’d agree that it would be invaluable, especially if it was free!