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.

  • Top 10 Things to Know About PHCoE’s Psychological Health Resource Center November 26, 2018

    You may have heard about the Psychological Health Resource Center, but do you know who it serves and what kind of information it provides? Read these 10 facts to learn more:

    The Psychological Health Resource Center is available to service members, veterans, family members, clinicians and military commands.

    The center exists to educate and link service members, veterans and their families to resources, and provide a resource for the entire military community.

  • Where in the World is PHCoE? November 13, 2018

    We all know that the Psychological Health Center of Excellence (PHCoE) works to ensure that evidence-based practices are used in military mental health clinics, primary care clinics, military units (combat and operational stress control), and off base, but did you know that we’re also exchanging ideas and information with other federal agencies and militaries from other governments across the globe, in both developed and developing countries?

  • Three Critical Considerations When Making a Clinical Mental Health Recommendation for a Service Member November 5, 2018

    Making a clinical recommendation for an active duty service member seems like it should be pretty straightforward. You conduct a comprehensive assessment and make an informed diagnosis. If there is a clinical practice guideline (CPG) for the diagnosis, you consider the known treatments with an evidence base.

  • Adjustment Disorders: How Are They Relevant to Military Mental Health? October 29, 2018

    When you think about mental health in the military, your mind likely jumps straight to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and then maybe to depression and anxiety. But adjustment disorders?

  • A Broader Perspective of Health: Total Force Fitness and Treating Depression October 22, 2018

    In a 2010 special issue of Military Medicine, then Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen discussed Total Force Fitness (TFF) as a means to expand the way DoD approaches readiness. In the past, DoD focused mostly on physical readiness and medical standards for deployment, such as whether a service member could pass a physical fitness test.

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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.