Clinician's Corner

A DHCC blog series written by leaders, clinicians and experts on current topics of interest for psychological health care providers in the Military Health System.

  • Mobile Apps in Military Mental Health Care soldier holding a mobile phone March 27, 2017

    A tremendous number of mobile apps have launched that target treatment of mental health disorders. As a clinical psychologist and trained cognitive behavioral therapist, I often find myself wondering which apps could actually help patients and which apps aren’t worth the time and effort to incorporate into practice.

  • Psych Health Evidence Briefs: Providers’ One-Stop-Shop for Treatment Information March 21, 2017

    Have you had patients ask about new sensational treatments that have been highlighted in the media or that they heard about from friends? How many of your patients have questioned the effectiveness of their current treatment?

  • Intro to Data: Using Big Data in the Military Health System Big data is all about volume, velocity and variety or the “3 Vs.” Volume refers to the amount of data, velocity to the speed at which the data is generated and variety is about the types or format of the data March 6, 2017

    In recent years, the term “big data” has become a popular buzzword, sometimes thrown around to make projects seem more modern and exciting. But what does it really mean?

  • New Tools for Primary Care Providers: First-line Treatment of Alcohol Misuse Drinking glasses on a bar February 21, 2017

    It’s another Monday morning at the clinic. As you turn in the black swivel chair to welcome your first patient of the day, you catch a faint whiff of alcohol. You start by asking what brought him in and go through the standard questions about his health.

  • Help Your Patients and Yourself Feel Comfortable Talking About Suicide (link is external) September 30, 2016

    For the past eight years, suicide is among the top 10 leading causes of death in the United States, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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