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. It’s April and we’ve got lots to talk about this time around.
Deployment Psychology Blog
This week's Research Update continues our April spotlight on sleep. Some of this week's topics include:
● Different polysomnographic patterns in military Veterans with obstructive sleep apnea in those with and without post-traumatic stress disorder.
● Comorbid insomnia symptoms predict lower 6-month adherence to CPAP in US Veterans with obstructive sleep apnea.
● Sleep Disturbance as a Predictor of Time to Drug and Alcohol Use Treatment in Primary Care.
The lack of training pertaining to the assessment and treatment of sleep disorders is not uncommon amongst behavioral healthcare providers. When I am conducting trainings for CDP, few attendees endorse receiving any formal training pertaining to the assessment and treatment of sleep disorders. However, when asked about the patients that they work with, most attendees indicate the vast majority of their patients have sleep problems. This critical knowledge gap between training and clinical needs of patients underscores the importance of training in the assessment and treatment of sleep disorders. In particular, I want to highlight some key points I have taken from my training in this area and have found to be very helpful in my clinical practice, supervision and training.
The percentage of a cohort of female active duty Service members referred for a sleep study who were diagnosed with obstructive sleep disorder (OSA), according to a recent article in the journal Military Medicine -- An Initial Report of Sleep Disorders in Women in the U.S. Military.
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 just about over and we’re all ready for April and warmer weather!