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Staff Perspective: Considerations for Telehealth and Using the CBT-I Coach Mobile App

Timothy Rogers, Ph.D.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, behavioral healthcare providers are facing numerous challenges. One major challenge is the rapid transition from delivering in-person care to providing telehealth services for patients. Research has demonstrated multiple benefits of using mobile app technology. This blog will focus on reviewing key ethical issues to consider when using mobile apps while providing telehealth services, using the CBT-I Coach mobile app as an example.

Staff Perspective: Article Review - Screening for Suicide Risk in Adult Sleep Patients

This article provides rationale for utilizing a suicide screening procedure in a sleep medicine setting and offers suggested elements for such screening. The authors note that the connection between sleep problems and suicide risk has become well established, although the mechanisms of this relationship are not yet clear. Even though research on the relationship between sleep problems and suicide is not new (these authors note that the relationship was known nearly sixty years ago!), an increase in the amount and specificity of research examining sleep and suicide has been fairly recent and has led to the inclusion of sleep disturbance as both a risk factor and a warning sign for suicide risk.

Staff Perspective: PTSD and Sleep Apnea Are Intertwined

I have noticed that more than half of my military-connected patients with PTSD have been diagnosed with sleep apnea as well, and some are younger (e.g., in their 30s). Consistent with my observations, a study with 195 Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans between 21 to 59 seeking care at outpatient VA clinics identified nearly 70% of the participants with a high risk for sleep apnea and noted that the risk increased with the severity of PTSD symptoms (Colvonen et al., 2015). 

Staff Perspective: The Importance of the Assessment of Sleep Problems During Treatment

Jeffery Mann, Psy.D.

There is a growing public awareness of the importance of sleep to overall health and mental health. Reporting on health related issues continues to emphasis the importance of good sleep to so many aspects of our overall health. Research has demonstrated links to learning and memory, metabolism and weight, mood, and cardiovascular health. 

Staff Perspective: Understanding the Relationship Between Supervisor Behaviors and Employee Sleep Functioning

Tim Rogers, Ph.D.

There is a growing demand for embedding mental health personnel in military operational settings to improve health and optimize the performance. Given the importance of sleep to both general health and occupational performance, this blog seeks to highlight relevant findings concerning how supervisor’s behaviors correspond to sleep outcomes for subordinates.

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