Deployment Psychology Blog

July 27, 2012: CDP News

It's Friday again and that means it's time for the weekly CDP Announcements.

We unveiled a couple of new of locations this week for our University Counseling Center Core Competency (UC4) program this week.  We'll be holding events in both Columbus, OH at Ohio State University and in Lexington, KY at the University of Kentucky on August 8th. Don't forget about the previously announced event on Tuesday, July 31, in Nashville, TN at Lipscomb University

July 26, 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:

• Military Wives’ Transition and Coping: Deployment and the Return Home.
• PTSD and depression as predictors of physical health-related quality of life in tobaccodependent veterans.

Staff Voices - Chronic Pain and PTSD in the Military

Former Army Captain Darisse Smith was deployed to Iraq from 2005-2006 as a Kiowa helicopter pilot. “I lived in pain the entire time that I was deployed,” Smith said in a blog she created about her experiences. “My lower back was hurting, mostly due to the vibrations of the aircraft I was flying and inadequate seating.” Smith ended up with four back surgeries, followed by a spinal cord stimulator implant.

July 23, 2012: By the Numbers

40% and 65%

According to a press release announcing a new Institute of Medicine report -- Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Military and Veteran Populations: Initial Assessment: "Of the U.S. service members and veterans who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan and screened positive for PTSD symptoms, about 40 percent have received a referral for additional evaluation or treatment, and of those referred, about 65 percent go on to receive treatment."