The percentage of the Veteran population in VA care in FY13 who had no mental health diagnoses, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs -- National Veteran Health Equity Report, which "details patterns and provides comparative rates of health conditions for vulnerable Veteran groups."
It is my pleasure to announce a brand new resource that is now available on our website: Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) Session Notes! Drs. Lefkowitz, Nofziger, and myself have been working hard for the better part of the last year to put together a series of brief videos that review the key agenda items and interventions for each session in the CPT protocol. We chose to use a platform that allowed us to present the material in a unique and engaging manner (spoiler alert: each video includes a cartoon version of yours truly).
The percentage of cases in which PTSD "co-occurs with mood, anxiety, or substance-use disorders," according to a statistic cited in a recent review article in the New England Journal of Medicine -- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. This relatively short but comprehensive article is well worth a look
June is National PTSD Awareness month. While increasing education regarding PTSD is a year-round effort, this month finds many organizations, including the Center for Deployment Psychology, making an increased effort to spotlight PTSD and some of the resources available to aid those suffering from it. There has been significant advancement in raising awareness, treating PTSD, and reducing the stigma associated with it, but there is still no shortage of work to be done.
In today's Staff Perspective, Carin Lefkowitz and Andy Santanello discuss a recent article [Szafranski, D. D., Smith, B. N., Gros, D. F., & Resick, P. A. (2017). High rates of PTSD treatment dropout: A possible red herring?