Even though PTSD is an important topic year-round, it takes the forefront this month as June is National PTSD Awareness Month. In 2010, Congress designated June 27th as PTSD Awareness Day. Since then many organizations, including the Center for Deployment Psychology, have attempted to highlight PTSD and provide resources for behavioral health providers, as well as those in need. Below you will find links to a variety of resources and organizations that may assist in the treatment of PTSD.
Blog posts with the tag "Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder"
June is national Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder awareness month. As behavioral health professionals raise awareness of PTSD and effective PTSD treatments, I would be remiss if I did not mention anger as it relates to PTSD. This post will briefly review a model of anger related to PTSD, provide recommendations for measuring anger in clinical populations and practical information for clinical intervention with military populations experiencing anger and PTSD. At the end of the post, I have included additional resources on anger management and PTSD. Please feel free to contribute your thoughts on what has been helpful in your clinical practice.
After a recent case conference discussion with clinical psychology interns about treatment options to offer patients when the window for treatment is abbreviated, I decided to consult with my colleagues about their opinions , and summarize my findings along with my own opinion. One thing we all agreed on-for a provider, there should be no such thing as "no time" window available for PTSD treatment.
Last summer my colleague Holly O’Reilly filled you in on some of the changes to the PTSD diagnosis with the publication of DSM-5. After reviewing the changes side-by-side, I thought it might be helpful to share this table with you detailing the differences, so you could look at the key changes in context and get a handle on what is different and what has stayed the same.
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:
- Sleep problems, posttraumatic stress, and mood disorders among active-duty service members.
- Cognitive Emotion Regulation and Written Exposure Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
- Who is predisposed to insomnia: A review of familial aggregation, stress-reactivity, personality and coping style.