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Military/Veterans Issues

Military culture impacts treatment of SUDs in veterans

August 19, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

To treat substance use disorders in veterans and active military personnel effectively, clinicians must first understand the unique facets of the culture in which their patients have lived.

Suicide survey notes new focus areas

September 1, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The overwhelming majority believes that services to address mental health should be part of any basic health plan, but they also believe most people can’t afford them.

Choose honest materials that agree with the senses

July 7, 2015  |  Matt Finn

Expectation and experience are important in determining how a user will react to a space. Let’s explore how these concepts apply to flooring, which is an important part of every space we design.

Why the VA is outsourcing hepatitis C treatment

June 29, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The Department of Veterans Affairs is reportedly shifting 180,000 veterans who have hepatitis C to private payers for treatment.

New network launches IOP for military veterans

June 2, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Warrior Care Network will develop two- to three-week intensive outpatient programs that will provide care for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Oak Arbor reduces services in light of VA decision

January 9, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

A treatment center in Oak Arbor, Miss., reports it is losing $100,000 this year and must reassign some clients because of restrictions placed by the Veteran's Administration.

Traumatic brain injury affects behavioral health

September 25, 2014  |  Kristie Golden, PhD, LMHC, CRC

Regardless of whether the substance use was directly associated with the brain injury or developed as a maladaptive coping mechanism post injury, it is something that cannot be overlooked

Patients share more with computers than clinicians, but that can be good

August 8, 2014  |  Julie Miller

Virtual humans built with today's technology show potential to help clinicians and their PTSD patients

VA not measuring PTSD treatment outcomes

June 24, 2014  | 

As the need for PTSD treatment grows, does the VA even know if its program works? The answer, according to the IOM, is an emphatic 'no.'

Lemonhead leadership in the VA and Memorial Day

June 2, 2014  |  H. Steven Moffic, MD

Veterans  deserve the best care, not less care, do they not?

Shinseki apologizes, resigns

May 30, 2014  |  Julie Miller

VA secretary Shinseki calls the lack of honesty and leadership 'indefensible.'

National Council, veterans, mental health leaders launch new program

April 24, 2014  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor

The new training program – Mental Health First Aid for Veterans – offers participants a simple, proven combination of information and techniques to recognize and respond to the warning signs of mental illness and addiction.


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