Deployment Psychology Blog

CDP News: June 28, 2013

Happy Friday everyone and welcome to this week’s edition of CDP News, where we take a quick look at recent happenings and upcoming events at the Center for Deployment Psychology. It’s been a busy few days as we prepare for the upcoming holiday-shortened week. The CDP has recently expanded our social media presence. While you’ve previously been able to follow the CDP on our FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn pages, we’ve decided to go even further and embrace new avenues of reaching out to behavioral health providers via social media.

Research Update: June 27, 2013

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:

• The Primary Prevention of PTSD: A Systematic Review.
• A Multisite Analysis of the Fluctuating Course of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
• Military Sexual Assault: An Ongoing and Prevalent Problem.
• Predictors of health-related quality-of-life following traumatic brain injury.
• A review of the adverse effects and safety of noradrenergic antidepressants.

Staff Voices: How Can We Recognize and Help Parents of Service Members?

When we think about the families of service members, we often picture a spouse, perhaps several children, struggling to cope with military moves, long absences, and the upheaval of the deployment cycle. But other family members struggle to adjust to military service as well. Parents of Service Members are an unrecognized group, who often don’t receive the attention they deserve for devotedly buoying their sons and daughters throughout the deployment cycle. These mothers and fathers are rarely validated for what they go through or thanked for the endless support they give their sons and daughters.

By the Numbers - June 24, 2013

1.4 million and 10 million

The number of service members on active duty versus the number of people who are currently eligible for military health benefits, according to the Congressional Budget Office, which explains, "In addition to active-duty military personnel, the people who have access to health benefits include eligible family members of those personnel, retired military personnel and their eligible family members, survivors of service members who died while on active duty, and some members of the reserves and National Guard."