Clinician's Corner Blog
A PHCoE blog series written by leaders, clinicians and experts on current topics of interest for psychological health care providers in the Military Health System.
CAT, Dogs, and Science
CAT, Dogs, and ScienceNovember 6, 2017
CAT, or canine assisted therapy, is an intuitive treatment for potentially many mental health disorders. And, most of us love dogs. Folklore has even designated these canine companions mankind’s best friend. Their appeal is strong and clear, yet their connection to mental health treatment is a bit less evolved.
Intro to Data: Moving from Data Bits to Evidence-based Planning and Evaluation in the Military Health System
Intro to Data: Moving from Data Bits to Evidence-based Planning and Evaluation in the Military Health SystemOctober 30, 2017
The first blog in our “Intro to Data” series introduced the idea of “big data” encompassing volume, velocity, and variety. Our second blog provided some examples of big data applications within the Military Health System (MHS).
Deployment Health Clinical Center is Now the Psychological Health Center of Excellence
Deployment Health Clinical Center is Now the Psychological Health Center of ExcellenceOctober 23, 2017
In 1995, the Gulf War Health Center was created to address medical and psychological problems related to Gulf War service. In 1999, this mission expanded to deployment health in general and the name of the center changed to the Deployment Health Clinical Center (DHCC). DHCC was responsible for research, clinical care and education regarding deployment health issues.
Addressing Peripartum Depression in Military Service Members: The Role of Internal Behavioral Health Consultants
Addressing Peripartum Depression in Military Service Members: The Role of Internal Behavioral Health ConsultantsOctober 16, 2017
Last week’s blog encouraged providers to learn more about postpartum depression from a patient’s perspective. This blog will discuss how we, as providers in the Military Health System, can help patients address these symptoms.
Five Things Health Care Providers Should Know About Postpartum Depression
Five Things Health Care Providers Should Know About Postpartum DepressionOctober 9, 2017
October is Depression Awareness Month. This is the first of a two-part series focused on a type of depression that many patients don’t disclose to their doctors, limiting their access to care. The birth of a baby is considered to be one of the happiest moments of a woman’s life. With the expectation of such great emotion, many women are embarrassed or ashamed to discuss feelings of uncertainty with their providers. Postpartum depression (PPD) can be an invisible disorder for new moms who feel this way.
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