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Research Update: May 23, 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:

• MSRC News ‐ May 2013
• Life Goes On: The Experiences of Wives of Multiply‐Deployed National Guard Soldiers
• Tentative Eligibility Determinations; Presumptive Eligibility for Psychosis and Other Mental Illness (VA)
• Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Treatment Response in Prolonged Exposure for PTSD.

Staff Voices: The Challenge Coin Comes to CDP

In 2001, I arrived in Keflavik, Iceland on a freezing cold Friday evening and instantly wondered why I had picked this duty station. That night we were taken to the supply warehouse and were all issued eighty pounds of cold weather gear. The next morning we were on our first training hike which culminated with a traditional hike up Mount Olfus. Upon reaching the top we were all welcomed to the command and presented with the Marine Corps Security Force Company Keflavik Iceland Challenge Coin.

By the Numbers - May 20, 2013

8 percent and 100 percent

The increase in the hospitalization rate for military members between 2002 and 2006 versus the increase between 2006 and 2012, according to an editorial in the April issue of the Medical Surveillance Monthly Report, a publication of the Armed Forces Surveillance Center. Once again it's true that a picture is worth a thousand words.  The editorial -- Signature Scars of the Long War -- contains this dramatic graph.

CDP News: May 17, 2013

Happy Friday everyone and welcome to the latest edition of CDP News! Looking back over the week, it was another busy one around the Center for Deployment Psychology. We had two teams presenting two separate, but overlapping, events for our University Counseling Center Core Competency program this week. On Wednesday and Thursday, Dr. Holly O’Reilly and Laura Copland traveled down to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to instruct attendees on Cognitive Processing Therapy as part of the UC4-Extended program. Then on Thursday, Dr. Kevin Holloway and Dr. Jenna Ermold visited Illinois State University in Normal, IL to deliver the core UC4 program.

Research Update: May 16, 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:

• Department of Defense Instruction: Mental Health Evaluations of Members of the Military Services.
• Screening for and Treatment of Suicide Risk Relevant to Primary Care: A Systematic Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
• Psychological and Pharmacological Treatments for Adults With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). (AHRQ)
• Interventions for the Prevention of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Adults After Exposure to Psychological Trauma. (AHRQ)

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