The percentage of 2,190 "active component service members...evacuated from theater for psychiatric reasons" between between 1 January 2002 and 31 December 2014 "who had diagnosed pre-deployment family problems (N=38)," according to an article in last October's Military Surveillance Monthly Report -- Psychiatric Medical Evacuations in Individuals with Diagnosed Pre-Deployment Family Problems, Active Component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2002–2014.
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. It's spring and our training schedule is "spring"ing to life as well.
The weekly Research Update contains the latest news, journal articles, useful links from around the web. Some of this week's topics include: ● Assessment of a Risk Index for Suicide Attempts Among US Army Soldiers With Suicide IdeationAnalysis of Data From the Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Servicemembers (Army STARRS).
● Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia among active duty military personnel.
● Intimate Partner Cohesion and Military Unit Cohesion: Different Types of Interpersonal Relationships Each Uniquely Predict Soldier Wellbeing.
● The Association of Pain Intensity and Suicide Attempts Among Patients Initiating Pain Specialty Services.
After exploring the effects on the immediate family, I’d like to refocus on the injured Service member/Veteran and highlight some important resources for better understanding the experiences of TBI through the words of the survivors themselves. The following links highlight several examples of interviews and documentaries with Service members and Veterans who experienced TBI during their military careers.