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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…

Development of a model of well-being for children from military families in NATO countries

This article describes the development of a model of well-being for children from military families in NATO countries. Methods: The development comprised seven phases: (1) a review of the participating NATO countries’ literature (current theory and research); (2) an outline…

A systemic perspective on children’s well-being in military families in different countries

Introduction: Children are influenced by different environments – home, friends, school, community, society, and the existence and availability of various services – and child well-being is the outcome of the interrelationships between the child and these environments. The military is…

Programs for children in military families

Introduction: This article reviews representative programs for families and children from each NATO and Partnership for Peace (PfP) country with a representative participating in the NATO HFM RTG-258 task group on the impact of military life on children in military…

Patterns and correlates of racial/ethnic disparities in posttraumatic stress disorder screening among recently separated veterans.

Background Despite the high prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among military veterans, there is a lack of knowledge about racial/ethnic differences. The current study describes patterns and correlates of PTSD screening across race/ethnicity and gender in a sample of…

Relations between post-deployment divorce/separation and deployment and post-deployment stressors, social support, and symptomatology in Veterans with combat-related PTSD symptoms

Introduction: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a highly prevalent diagnosis in combat Veterans. In addition to reduced quality of life in various domains of functioning, PTSD also is associated with poorer relationships and social support, including marital dissatisfaction and divorce.…

“Stepping up to the plate”: Identifying cultural competencies when providing health care to Canada’s military and veteran families

Introduction: Military family life is characterized by frequent relocations, regular periods of separation, and living with the persistent risk of injury or death of their military family member. The cumulative effects of these life events impact the health and wellness…

A pilot study of interpersonal process group therapy for PTSD in Canadian veterans

Introduction: The present pilot study was designed to explore interpersonal process (IP) group therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); a novel and relatively untested treatment approach for PTSD. IP groups seek to normalize patients’ symptoms and enhance functioning by creating…

A systematic review of interventions for supporting partners of military veterans with PTSD

Introduction: Partners of military Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health difficulties can themselves develop difficulties with stress, well-being, and secondary trauma. Various interventions exist which involve partners of military personnel, but very few with an explicit…