Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in the Brains of Military Personnel

Method: Trial

Out of the shadows: Chronic pain in Canadian Armed Forces veterans — Proceedings of a workshop at the 2019 Forum of the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research

This commentary summarizes proceedings of a workshop on chronic pain in military personnel and veterans (released personnel) at the Annual Forum of the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health …

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The Veterans Affairs Patient Safety Center of Inquiry—Suicide Prevention Collaborative: Creating Novel Approaches to Suicide Prevention Among Veterans Receiving Community Services

While the US Department of Veterans Affairs has made significant strides to prevent veteran suicide, efforts have largely targeted veterans actively engaged in and eligible for Veterans Health Administration (VHA) …

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Advancing Pharmacological Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder (ADaPT-OUD): an Implementation Trial in Eight Veterans Health Administration Facilities

Identifying effective strategies to improve access to medication treatments for opioid use disorder (MOUD) is imperative. Within the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), provision of MOUD varies significantly, requiring development and …

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Mental Health Service Use, Suicide Behavior, and Emergency Department Visits Among Rural US Veterans Who Received Video-Enabled Tablets During the COVID-19 Pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic the US Veterans Affairs set up an initiative to distribute video-enabled tablets to asses benefits associated with mental health care access, suicide behavior, or emergency department …

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“A Part of Our Family”? Effects of Psychiatric Service Dogs on Quality of Life and Relationship Functioning in Military-Connected Couples

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can have corrosive impacts on family relationships and individual functioning. Emerging evidence has shown that psychiatric service dogs may be an effective complementary treatment for military …

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Web-Based Problem-solving Training With and Without Peer Support in Veterans With Unmet Mental Health Needs: Pilot Study of Feasibility, User Acceptability, and Participant Engagement

eHealth tools have the potential to meet the mental health needs of individuals who experience barriers to accessing in-person treatment. However, most users have less than optimal engagement with eHealth …

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Evaluating the Efficacy of a Mobile App (Drinks:Ration) and Personalized Text and Push Messaging to Reduce Alcohol Consumption in a Veteran Population: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial

This article details a research design to test the efficacy of a 28 day alcohol intervention delivered through a mobile app. The research aims to sample veterans that drink hazardous …

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Functional Neuroimaging Distinguishes Posttraumatic Stress Disorder from Traumatic Brain Injury in Focused and Large Community Datasets

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in military and civilian workers often present with overlapping symptoms, providing a challenge for clinical teams to diagnose and provide appropriate …

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3, 4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)-assisted psychotherapy for post-traumatic stress disorder in military veterans, firefighters, and police officers : a randomised, double-blind, dose-response, phase 2 clinical trial

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is prevalent in military personnel and first responders, many of whom do not respond to currently available treatments. This study aimed to assess the efficacy and …

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Risk Factors for Serious Prescription Opioid-Induced Respiratory Depression or Overdose : Comparison of Commercially Insured and Veterans Health Affairs Populations

This article aims to examine the risk factors associated with overdose or opioid-induced respiratory depression amongst medical users of prescription opioids and to compare risk factors between a commercially insured …

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Alliance Across Group Treatment for Veterans With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder : The Role of Interpersonal Trauma and Treatment Type

This article examines the pattern of change of alliance in group treatment for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder for veterans. The study examined the differences between participants enrolled in group cognitive behavioural …

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Can mental health and readjustment be improved in UK military personnel by a brief period of structured postdeployment rest (third location decompression)?

Third location decompression (TLD) aims to allow personnel to begin to psychologically ‘unwind’ after deploying. This study compares mental health outcomes and readjustment in personnel who did or did not …

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Mental health and functional impairment outcomes following a 6-week intensive treatment programmefor UK military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): a naturalistic study to explore dropout and health outcomes at follow-up

This article details outcomes regarding mental health and functional impairment in UK military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), following a 6-week intensive treatment programme. It specifically explores dropout and …

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A Randomized Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Veterans’ In-home Program for Military Veterans With Traumatic Brain Injury and Their Families: Report on Impact for Family Members

Traumatic brain injury (TBI), a major public health problem in civilian and military populations, affects about 5.3 million people in the U.S. and up to 23% of U.S. soldiers returning …

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