Deployment Health Clinical Center’s Psych Health Evidence Briefs give psychological health care providers an easy way to familiarize themselves with the available scientific evidence and clinical guidance for treatments for mental health conditions commonly experienced by military service members. The evidence briefs cover the gamut of available treatments, from front-line evidence-based treatments to emerging treatments that have little or no research but are covered by the media.
The treatments in the Psych Health Evidence Briefs are selected by YOU! Every few months, a new list of 10 potential evidence brief topics is posted, and the voting begins. Interested in nominating a topic to be part of our voting list? Submit a treatment idea through our Evidence Brief Suggestion box! Voting topics are selected from the most popular suggestions, as well as treatments currently featured in the media.
At the end of the voting period, the top five topics are selected to become evidence briefs.
Five new evidence briefs, voted on by you, are now available to read or download, including:
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Major Depressive Disorder
- Problem-Solving Therapy for Major Depressive Disorder
- Short-term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Major Depressive Disorder
- Emotional Freedom Technique for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
- Cannabis for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Be sure to keep an eye out for the next round of voting. New topics will be posted in August.
Ms. Erin Beech is a senior research associate at the Deployment Health Clinical Center. She has expertise in evidence synthesis, and is responsible for drafting the Psych Health Evidence Briefs.
The views expressed in Clinician's Corner blogs are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Psychological Health Center of Excellence or Department of Defense.