Resources Within ‘PTSD’

Terrorism and Disaster: Psychiatric Sequelae of a 9/11 Survivor

Continuing Medical Education series created through Uniformed Services University and RUSH Medical School collaboration.

Resources for Recovery: Intimacy and Health (For Providers)

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

Resources for Recovery: Reintegration and Intimacy (For Families)

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

Psychological First Aid

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,

Powerful Movies, Powerful Memories: Viewing Advice for Family and Friends of Military Members

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

Powerful Movies, Powerful Memories: Viewing Advice for Military Men and Women

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

Powerful Movies, Powerful Memories of War: Advice on Whether and How to Watch

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

Post Deployment Health and Distress Responses: Overview for Practitioners

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,

Principles of Psychological First Aid (Japanese)

Resource features the Five Principles of Psychological First Aid by Hobfoll et al translated to Japanese.

Initial Primary Care Screening for Severe Psychiatric Illness

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

Evidence-Based Management of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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

Debriefing Debate

The magnitude of death and destruction in disasters and the extent of the response demand special attention. Physical safety and security of victims and relief workers must take first priority.

Courage to Care: Invisible Injuires of War (For Provider)

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

Courage to Care: The Impact of Invisible Injuries (For Families)

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

Courage to Care: How Can I Get Him to Seek Help?

Women play a key role in encouraging men to seek help for health problems. It is often a wife or important female (girlfriend, mother, sister or aunt) who is the

Courage to Care: Depression in Primary Care

Due to concerns around stigma and one’s career, primary care is often the setting of choice for service members and families to address mental health issues. Our nation’s war on

Courage to Care: What Military Families Should Know About Depression

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

Courage to Care: Alcohol and Your Health

Deployments, family separations, single parenting, and reintegration stressors can make service members, their spouses, and even their adolescent children vulnerable to alcohol misuse, abuse, or dependence. Most people who drink

Courage to Care: Addressing Alcohol Misuse (Provider sheet)

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