Addressing Postdeployment NeedsJuly 15th 2011
Although we would all like to believe otherwise, war is not over when a service member returns home. For many, returning home may be where the harder battles begin. Intensive training prepares troops for warfare, but what training do they have to readjust when they return home?
The VA provides the largest network of care facilities in the world, specifically aimed at our nation’s veterans. The DoD is another large provider of resources for this cohort. Military One Source offers 24/7 assistance for troops, families, and veterans.
Returning Veterans With AddictionsJuly 15th 2011
Members of the military returning from combat operations have high rates of substance abuse. They also often exhibit a co-occurring triad of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and pain, which complicates the problems with substance abuse.
Traumatic Brain Injury Among Veterans Returning From Afghanistan and IraqJuly 14th 2011
This article addresses the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of mild TBI among combat veterans, with a particular focus on blast injury and the presence of comorbid posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Most military families successfully adapt to a service member's deployments for military duties. Nevertheless, almost a decade of wartime stress associated with the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has presented unprecedented challenges for military families.
Introduction: Serving Those Who ServeJuly 14th 2011
This Special Report aims to address those symptoms and syndromes most commonly seen by clinicians who treat service members. The 5 articles of the Special Report cover the most challenging aspects of their care, and the authors hope to expand the reader’s understanding of the recent conflicts’ tragic consequences.
Unhinged: The Trouble With Psychiatry-A Doctor’s Revelations About a Profession in CrisisJuly 7th 2011
Unhinged is one of many books published in the past few years critical of psychiatry. A book of scandals and debates, and a polemic of sorts-a “trahison des clercs”-rather than an intellectual discussion about psychiatry. Therein lies the trouble with psychiatry.