Deployment Psychology Blog

By the Numbers: 29 July 2019


The prevalence of being hazed in the military, according to a new article in the the Journal of Affective Disorders -- Military hazing and suicidal ideation among active duty military personnel: Serial mediation effects of anger and depressive symptoms. The article says that 18.7% of those who "experienced hazing reported suicidal ideation."

CDP News: 26 July 2019

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. July is coming to an end already, but we've got lots on the horizon. 

Research Update: 25 July 2019

The weekly Research Update contains the latest news, journal articles, useful links from around the web. Some of this week's topics include:

● The Best Medicine? Focus on What’s Bothering You (PTSD Monthly Update)
● Association Between Shame and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A MetaAnalysis.
● The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies New Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Methodology and Development Process.
​● Mental health help-seeking intentions and organizational climate among military members.

Staff Perspective: Four Questions to Ask About Complementary and Alternative Interventions for Mental Health Conditions

Carin Lefkowitz, Psy.D.

Yoga, meditation, weighted blankets, herbal remedies....while interest in complementary and alternative interventions has grown, the science behind them is still cloudy.  Rather than try to formulate a one-size-fits-all recommendation, I find it more helpful to consider the ways that the complementary intervention augments or contradicts the evidence-based psychotherapy for that condition.  There are four questions that help me critically evaluate the suitability of these interventions for patients.