Over the last several decades we’ve learned a lot about the role of bias in the way that individuals are treated in the healthcare setting. Race and ethnicity, gender, sexual identity and orientation, disability status or special health care needs, geographic location (rural and urban) can all have a dramatic impact on the type and quality of health care we receive.
Deployment Psychology Blog
The percentage of "Veterans Health Administration (VHA) primary care patients" in states with "legalized medical cannabis" who "endorsed past-year cannabis use," according to a study published online ahead of print in the journal Psychology of Addictive Behaviors -- Prevalence of medical and nonmedical cannabis use among veterans in primary care.
The weekly Research Update contains the latest news, journal articles, useful links from around the web. Some of this week's topics include:
● Applying polyvictimization theory to veterans: Associations with substance use and mental health.
● The rapid anti-suicidal ideation effect of ketamine: A systematic review.
● Military Stressors, Parent-Adolescent Relationship Quality, and Adolescent Adjustment.
U.S. Air Force Loadmaster MSgt Terrell Davis* had experienced headaches since he was 15-years-old. He had seen numerous specialists, tried medications, physical therapy, chiropractic adjustments and yoga. He had been diagnosed with migraine and tension type headaches, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and half-a-dozen rule-outs. At 32-years-old, he had suffered head pain for more than half his life and it was getting worse, affecting his work and his personal life.
*Not their actual name
The percentage of cases of chronic back pain that are "primary" -- "for which peripheral etiology cannot be identified," according to a recent article in JAMA Psychiatry -- Effect of Pain Reprocessing Therapy vs Placebo and Usual Care for Patients With Chronic Back Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial.