For this week's Staff Perspective blog entry, we're going to take a quick look at a few interesting and military-psychology related stories from around the Internet.
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Computerized Assessment Tools for PTSD Measurement: Researchers are testing the Computerized Adaptive Diagnostic Posttraumatic Stress Disorder screener (CAD-PTSD) and Computerized Adaptive Test for PTSD symptom severity (CAT-PTSD). Using fewer questions, 6 for the CAD and 10 for the CAT, the electronic assessment tools compared favorably to the Clinician Administered Scale for PTSD for DSM-5 (CAPS-5). Read more in the article here.
Effectiveness of STOP-BANG Screener for Sleep Apnea: A recent study suggests while the STOP-BANG screener for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) works for some veterans, it missed OSA in younger veterans with PTSD. Read more in the article here.
Targeted Treatment Reduces mTBI Symptoms: Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries (mTBI) can have a variety of long-lasting symptoms and effects. A recent DoD study attempted to see if these symptoms could be reduced via targeted active intervention. Read more in the article here.
June was PTSD Awareness Month: Check out a round-up of resources and information on PTSD and how to increase awareness and treatment for it.