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. We’re heading into a long weekend with Veterans Day on Monday, but we’ve got plenty to cover first.
Deployment Psychology Blog
The weekly Research Update contains the latest news, journal articles, useful links from around the web. Some of this week's topics include:
● Provider perspectives on a novel moral injury treatment for veterans: Initial assessment of acceptability and feasibility of the Impact of Killing treatment materials.
● “A well spent day brings happy sleep”: A dyadic study of capitalization support in military-connected couples.
● PTSD Symptoms are Differentially Associated with General Distress and Physiological Arousal: Implications for the Conceptualization and Measurement of PTSD.
I wanted to kick off Military Family Appreciation Month by giving special recognition to all of the military children who support the military mission in more ways than they know. (Stay tuned for April, which is the Month of the Military Child) Did you know that the official flower of the military child is the dandelion? You may ask yourself, why a dandelion? Well, it was chosen in 1998 due to it representing various aspects of a military child’s life (militarybrat.com). Military children have to put down roots in many places and tend to bloom wherever the military takes them, surviving in a broad range of climates. Simply put, they are hardy!
The percentage of active duty military personnel with "polypharmacy (defined as five or more concurrent prescriptions)," according to an article in the June 2018 issue of the the Medical Surveillance Monthly Report -- Polypharmacy Involving Opioid, Psychotropic, and Central Nervous System Depressant Medications, Period Prevalence and Association with Suicidal Ideation, Active Component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2016.
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. We hope everyone enjoyed the spooky Halloween holiday!