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.
Let’s Talk About It! Use DHCC’s Mental Health Awareness Month Campaign in Your Commands and Clinics
Let’s Talk About It! Use DHCC’s Mental Health Awareness Month Campaign in Your Commands and ClinicsApril 26, 2017
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental health providers working in military clinics and/or who are embedded into military commands have a unique vantage point to influence mental health knowledge and help-seeking behaviors among service members. One way to facilitate this is through a mental health outreach effort. Deployment Health Clinical Center (DHCC), through Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE), conducts an awareness campaign each year during the month of May.
The Role of Evidence Synthesis in Health Care
The Role of Evidence Synthesis in Health CareApril 24, 2017
In recent years there has been a pronounced shift in health care towards “evidence-based practice” (EBP), which brings together research evidence, clinical expertise and patient values to support decision-making in patient care. The goal of employing EBP is to improve patient outcomes by ensuring that treatment decisions are based on the best information available, and not solely on tradition and provider experience.
Stress, Attachment and Resilience in Military Children
Stress, Attachment and Resilience in Military ChildrenApril 17, 2017
Sometimes, it can be difficult for providers – and parents – to comprehend the amount of stress that military children experience. On top of common childhood stressors that most children face (e.g., increased academic expectations and desire to fit in in a social media-driven culture), military children also deal with other unique stressors related to military life.
Combat Addiction: Fact or Fiction?
Combat Addiction: Fact or Fiction?April 10, 2017
Do you have a patient whose PTSD just doesn’t seem to get better? Have you treated someone who looks to relive combat experiences through combat-like activities or who engages in high risk activities which provide a rush? Is it possible that combat could be addictive?
Male Sexual Assault in the Military: Raising Awareness, Providing Support
Male Sexual Assault in the Military: Raising Awareness, Providing SupportApril 3, 2017
Sexual Assault Awareness Month is a time to talk openly about a topic that we should all be concerned about, sexual assault and harassment of U.S. military members. Sexual assault not only devastates the individual who is harmed, but it also hurts unit esprit de corps and the morale of everyone involved, and critically impairs the mission of the Department of Defense (DoD).
The views expressed in Clinician's Corner blogs are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Psychological Health Center of Excellence or Department of Defense.