Deployment Psychology Blog

August 30, 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:
• Anxiety and Depression in Marines Sent to War in Iraq and Afghanistan.
• The Effect of Traditional Masculine Gender Role Adherence on Community Reintegration Following Traumatic Brain Injury in Military Veterans.

Staff Voices - Review of "The Lucky One"

Huddled together, knee to knee with the other hapless passengers on last week’s trip to visit one of the 11 DoD Clinical Psychology Training sites, I stopped working on my notes when the cabin crew began to show The Lucky One. The film starring Zac Efron (Logan), Taylor Schilling (Beth) and Blythe Danner tells the story of a Marine Sergeant who searches for his guardian angel – an unknown woman in a photograph that he found on the battlefield and subsequently carried as a safety talisman during his tours of duty in Iraq.

August 27, 2012: By the Numbers


The percentage of "U.S. military deployers" to Iraq and Afghanistan that is female, according to an article in the July 2012 issue of the Medical Surveillance Monthly Report, a publication of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center. The article -- Health of women after wartime deployments: correlates of risk for selected medical conditions among females after initial and repeat deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq, active component, U.S. Armed Forces -- notes that, in total, women comprise about one-seventh (14%) of the U.S. military's "active component."