Clinician's Corner Blog

A PHCoE blog series written by leaders, clinicians and experts on current topics of interest for psychological health care providers in the Military Health System.

  • Deployment Health Clinical Center is Now the Psychological Health Center of Excellence October 23, 2017

    In 1995, the Gulf War Health Center was created to address medical and psychological problems related to Gulf War service. In 1999, this mission expanded to deployment health in general and the name of the center changed to the Deployment Health Clinical Center (DHCC). DHCC was responsible for research, clinical care and education regarding deployment health issues.

  • Addressing Peripartum Depression in Military Service Members: The Role of Internal Behavioral Health Consultants October 16, 2017

    Last week’s blog encouraged providers to learn more about postpartum depression from a patient’s perspective. This blog will discuss how we, as providers in the Military Health System, can help patients address these symptoms.

  • Five Things Health Care Providers Should Know About Postpartum Depression October 9, 2017

    October is Depression Awareness Month. This is the first of a two-part series focused on a type of depression that many patients don’t disclose to their doctors, limiting their access to care. The birth of a baby is considered to be one of the happiest moments of a woman’s life. With the expectation of such great emotion, many women are embarrassed or ashamed to discuss feelings of uncertainty with their providers. Postpartum depression (PPD) can be an invisible disorder for new moms who feel this way.

  • Calibrating the Team: Keys to Enhancing Teamwork in Military Health Care October 2, 2017

    Excellence in teamwork.

    What comes to mind when you see these words? Sports teams? Elite military units? Fictional superhero collectives? 

    Raise your hand if you immediately thought about your own military health care team?

  • Just the Facts: Understanding the Patterns of Military Suicides September 29, 2017

    There’s no way around it, suicide is difficult to talk about. This is especially true when trying to apply what we know from epidemiological and clinical science to individual cases that may or may not match the profiles that the science says are associated with the greatest degrees of risk.

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