Deployment Psychology Blog

July 2, 201: By the Numbers


The percentage of U.S. service members infected with HIV who receive a mental health diagnosis six or more months after the infection was first detected, according to an article (PDF) in the May 2012 issue of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center's Medical Surveillance Monthly Report.

June 28, 2012: Research Update

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:
  •  Internet‐Based Screening for Suicidal Ideation in Common MentalDisorders.
  •  The differences between war‐ and civilian‐related traumatic events and the presentation of posttraumatic stress disorder and suicidal ideation in a sample of NationalGuard soldiers.

Staff Voices - Got Apps?

Smart phones,  they’re everywhere. In fact, currently there are approximately 91.4 million smartphones in the United States alone.  Whether or not you have one and no matter your views on how good, bad or ugly smartphones are for society, statistically speaking the probability that your clients wear one like an extra appendage is very high.  In fact, approximately 3 out of 5 clients aged 25 – 34 own a smartphone, which is more than any other age group.

June 25, 2012 - By the Numbers

1 in 500

Those are the odds of dying in combat in a given year, according to a RAND Corporation briefing, Compensation for Combat Deaths: Policy Considerations. As might be expected, the odds are highest for ground combat personnel -- infantry, armor and artillery.  The researchers calculated the annual combat fatality rate per 100,000 by occupation for Army personnel who enlisted between fiscal year (FY) 2000 and FY 2005.