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.
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.
Calibrating the Team: Keys to Enhancing Teamwork in Military Health Care
Calibrating the Team: Keys to Enhancing Teamwork in Military Health CareOctober 2, 2017
Excellence in teamwork.
What comes to mind when you see these words? Sports teams? Elite military units? Fictional superhero collectives?
Raise your hand if you immediately thought about your own military health care team?
Just the Facts: Understanding the Patterns of Military Suicides
Just the Facts: Understanding the Patterns of Military SuicidesSeptember 29, 2017
There’s no way around it, suicide is difficult to talk about. This is especially true when trying to apply what we know from epidemiological and clinical science to individual cases that may or may not match the profiles that the science says are associated with the greatest degrees of risk.
Following Up with Suicidal Patients in the Military: Preparation is Key
Following Up with Suicidal Patients in the Military: Preparation is KeySeptember 25, 2017
In the Clinician’s Corner blogs this month, we’ve discussed chaplains and confidentiality, how to assess for suicide risk, and how to discuss means safety.
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.