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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…

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…

The RAF Family – experiences from around the world. Survey Highlights Report.

Our online survey identified that RAF Personnel and their families are posted across a wide range of locations worldwide, in a variety of work and cultural contexts. The survey examined motivations for volunteering for overseas Service, experiences of preparing and…

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…

Soldiering on: a survey on the lived experience of tinnitus in aged military veterans in the UK

Tinnitus has long been interrogated as a medical conundrum, with little discourse between medicine and other disciplines. It involves the perception of sound in the ears or head without any external sound source, most likely a natural consequence of some…

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…

NLRP3 is associated with coronary artery disease in Vietnam veterans

Background Previous studies have established that coronary artery disease is associated with excess inflammation. These studies have shown an elevation of both pro and anti-inflammatory cytokines in sufferers of coronary artery disease. There is increasing interest in the role played…

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…