In continued recognition of Brain Injury Awareness Month, this is the second in a series of blog posts examining the stories of military families affected by traumatic brain injury (TBI). This week I will focus on the experience of the injured individual’s spouse by reviewing related research, first-person accounts, and resources available to support partners as they learn to navigate the often-unfamiliar role of caregiver.
Deployment Psychology Blog
The number of General and Flag Officers (GFOs) in the Armed Forces as of November 2018, according to a recent report from the Congressional Research Service -- General and Flag Officers in the U.S. Armed Forces: Background and Considerations for Congress.
Welcome to this week’s edition of CDP News! We like to use this space to review recent happenings in and around the Center for Deployment Psychology, while also looking ahead to upcoming events. March is well underway and there’s lots to talk about.
The weekly Research Update contains the latest news, journal articles, useful links from around the web. Some of this week's topics include:
● PTSD Research Quarterly - Opioid Use Among Individuals with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
● PTSD Monthly Update - February 2019: How You Can Help Your Veteran With PTSD
● Discrepancies in diagnostic records of military service members with selfreported PTSD: Healthcare use and longitudinal symptom outcomes.
According to the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC), more than 380,000 active duty Service members received a first-time TBI diagnosis between 2000 and the first quarter of 2018. Embedded in that large number are not only the experiences of the Service members themselves, but also their family members and caregivers whose own lives are often affected by a TBI diagnosis for their loved one.