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 in the home stretch of April and we’ve got some great events next week.
Deployment Psychology Blog
The weekly research update contains the latest news, journal articles, useful links from around the web and a special section focused on sleep and sleep-disturbances. Some of this week's topics include:
● Identification of Distinct Latent Classes Related to Sleep, PTSD, Depression, and Anxiety in Individuals Diagnosed With Severe Alcohol Use Disorder.
● A Tale of Two Families: Helping Military Couples Understand and Accept a Returning Soldier’s “Unit Family” Into Their Relationship.
● Prolonged Exposure Therapy for Experiential Avoidance: A Case-Series Study.
● A qualitative analysis of strategies for managing suicide-related events during deployment from the perspective of Army behavioral health providers, chaplains, and leaders.
More is better right? I have heard this often vis a vis treatment of sleep disorders, i.e. if only we had more providers trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), then we could reach more patients. Today, I want to impart to you the idea that having greater numbers of trained CBT-I providers is insufficient without addressing attitudes of referring medical providers-particularly those primary care providers (PCPs) who are our patients’ point-of-contact with the medical system.
The percentage of 493,683 Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans (IAVs) who received VA care in FY 2013 and FY 2014 who were prescribed zolpidem in FY 2014, according to a recent article in PLoS ONE -- Patterns of zolpidem use among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans: A retrospective cohort analysis.
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 Friday the 13th, but there's no bad luck here!