Individual Placement and Support works for US veterans with PTSD

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Harry Palmer from the Centre for Mental Health summarises a recent RCT, which suggests that Individual Placement and Support helps veterans with PTSD to achieve steady work better than the US Veteran Affairs’ transitional work programme.

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Telemedicine psychotherapy for older veterans with depression

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Lisa Burscheidt appraises an RCT of telemedicine psychotherapy for depression in older veterans, which establishes non-inferiority of telemedicine delivery versus same-room delivery of behavioural activation.

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Psychotherapy for UK military veterans: demographics and clinical outcomes

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Mark Smith reports on a study of psychotherapy for UK military veterans, using an IAPT service, which focuses on the demographic characteristics and clinical outcomes of early service leavers and veterans.

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Suicide risk in military veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts

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It’s hard not to picture scenes from the great war films when we consider the mental health of veterans. Images from Apocolypse Now, The Deer Hunter, Full Metal Jacket and The Hurt Locker are etched onto the public psyche in such a way that it’s sometimes hard to separate fact from fiction. Research has shown [read the full story…]

The reasons why veterans stop taking antidepressants

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Adherence to drug treatment is a constant challenge for mental health practitioners, so any research that explores why patients stop taking their medication is usually of interest. There are many published studies that look at the reasons why people decide to stop taking their antidepressants, and these range from finding it difficult to cope with [read the full story…]