Continuing Medical Education series created through Uniformed Services University and RUSH Medical School collaboration.
The impact of injury on intimacy is an often neglected aspect of healthcare and one that is especially important in caring for our nation’s service members and families. Many service
Reintegration is about more than coming home. It is about resuming and establishing relationships that provide pleasure, comfort and support. Intimacy — the capacity to enjoy closeness and sexual togetherness
People often experience strong and unpleasant emotional and physical responses to disasters. Reactions may include combinations of confusion, fear, hopelessness, helplessness, sleeplessness, physical pain, anxiety, anger, grief, shock, aggressiveness, mistrustfulness,
Movies such as the “The War Tapes” and the HBO special “Baghdad ER” have received critical acclaim for their moving portrayals of our servicemen and women. If you have a
Movies such as the “The War Tapes” and the HBO special “Baghdad ER” have received critical acclaim for their moving portrayals of our servicemen and women such as yourself. While
Movies depicting war, especially those that include live footage from recent or ongoing events, can be very powerful, but they can also evoke powerful memories. The public is at once
As the Global War on Terror continues, more service members will be exposed or re-exposed to combat experiences. This exposure will affect them as well as countless military spouses, children,
Resource features the Five Principles of Psychological First Aid by Hobfoll et al translated to Japanese.
Most reactions experienced by displaced individuals in the aftermath of disasters will be transient or respond to brief supportive interventions. However, primary care providers conducting initial assessments should remain vigilant
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is characterized by symptoms of re-experiencing, avoidance/numbing, and hyperarousal persisting more than one month after exposure to a traumatic event or events. While not the only
The invisible injuries of service members resulting from our nation’s war on terrorism pose complex challenges for military families, especially military children. With injuries such as post traumatic stress disorder
The injuries of war change the lives of service members, families and children. Invisible injuries such as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) can be
Depression is one of the most common and treatable mental disorders. Service members and their families experience unique emotional challenges. Deployment and redeployment, single parenting and long absences of loved
In our current climate of multiple deployments, family separations, single parenting and reintegration challenges, it is reasonable to screen for problem drinking in the military community. Problem drinking is a