Deployment Psychology Blog

Research Update: 12 September 2019

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The weekly Research Update contains the latest news, journal articles, useful links from around the web. Some of this week's topics include:

● Purpose in Life and Conscientiousness Protect Against the Development of Suicidal Ideation in U.S. Military Veterans With PTSD and MDD: Results From the National Health and Resilience in Veterans Study.
● Resilience and Suicide in Special Operations Forces: State of the Science via Integrative Review.
● Comparative Efficacy and Acceptability of Pharmacological, Psychotherapeutic, and Combination Treatments in Adults With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Network Meta-analysis.

By the Numbers: 9 September 2019


The percentage of active duty military personnel diagnosed with a mental health disorder in 2018, according to a story reporting on the 2018 Health of the Force study, released last month as part of the August issue of the Military Health System's Medical Surveillance Monthly Report. 
The article points out that this is far lower than "the overall diagnosis rate" in the U.S., which is 20%, or one in five U.S. adults.