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Randomised controlled trial of 3MDR for Treatment Resistant Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in military veterans

Modular motion-assisted memory desensitisation and reconsolidation (3MDR) is a new treatment that aims to reduce cognitive avoidance and augment engagement with therapy. 3MDR is based on known therapeutic principles of virtual reality exposure therapy and eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing…

The Mental Health Needs of Serving and ex-Service Personnel: A Systematic Review

In 2018, Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) commissioned The National Centre for Social Research to conduct a systematic review of evidence on the mental health needs of serving and ex-Service personnel and their families, building on a previous FiMT-funded review…

Remote Access Therapy for Veterans With Psychological Problems: Current State of the Art

The past decade has seen both an increase in use and research into ways in which psychological therapy might be delivered remotely. Remote access therapy uses technology to deliver talking therapies. It is important to understand how remote technologies are…

Commissioning Liaison Psychiatry Services

The research in this report sought to identify the challenges faced by commissioners of liaison psychiatry services, and to see if these challenges were shared by hospital managers and mental health clinicians working within the services. Commissioning liaison psychiatry services…

Hierarchies of wounding: Media framings of ‘combat’ and ‘non-combat’ injury

In this article, we examine the representational practices of British newspapers in relation to forms of military injury. Using critical discourse analysis, we studied the reporting of injuries sustained by military personnel during the height of the UK’s war in…

Interaction Between Psychiatric Symptoms and History of Mild TBI When Evaluating Postconcussion Syndrome in Veterans

Introduction: Symptoms of postconcussive syndrome (PCS) after mild TBI (mTBI) have been shown to resolve quickly, yet new research raises questions about possible long-term effects of this condition. It is not clear how best to address assessment and treatment when…

Perceived stigma and barriers to care in UK Armed Forces personnel and veterans with and without probable mental disorders

Background Previous studies have found that perceptions of mental health related stigma can negatively impact help-seeking, particularly in military samples. Moreover, perceptions of stigma and barriers to care can vary between individuals with different psychiatric disorders. The aim of this…

A randomized controlled trial evaluating integrated versus phased application of evidence-based psychotherapies for military veterans with comorbid PTSD and substance use disorders

Objective Recent clinical practice guidelines recommend the delivery of evidence-based psychotherapies for both substance use disorder (SUD) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) within the same treatment episode for patients with SUD/PTSD comorbidity. This randomized clinical trial evaluated the comparative effectiveness…

It all adds up: Addressing the roles of cumulative traumatic experiences on military veterans

Background Posttraumatic stress symptoms are common after discharge from military service in male and female Post-9/11 veterans, many of whom experienced combat. Objective This is a study of the impacts of childhood and adult assaults are studied both separately and…

Plain Language Summary. Improving health and adjustment after military service: Findings from the Australian Military Transition Study

In this research, we wanted to explore whether participation in different types of activities influenced health and adjustment for service members who were transitioning from military service. Around 6000 service members transition from the Australian Defence Force each year. Transitioning…