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  1. Treatment

    General information on the treatment of leishmaniasis can be found on the CDC Leishmaniasis Resources for Health Professionals Web page. Cutaneous leishmaniasis treatment options include local (applied to the lesions) and systemic (both oral and parentera ...

    February 9, 2017

  2. Topics

    DHCC strives to improve the lives of our nation's service members, veterans and families by advancing excellence in psychological health care and prevention of psychological health disorders. Visitors to this website can find information on a variety ...

    March 23, 2017

  3. Levels of Evidence to Inform Practice

    The effectiveness of many psychotherapeutic treatments has been established through sufficient scientific support. However, for many treatments the research is still emerging, inconsistent or nonexistent. To understand the evidence-base for particular tre ...

    March 20, 2017

  4. Frequently Asked Questions About Our Systematic Reviews

    What is a systematic review? Systematic reviews are comprehensive reports that aim to evaluate and summarize existing research evidence to advance our understanding of the effectiveness and safety of health care interventions. Systematic reviews differ fr ...

    October 17, 2017

  5. Health Services & Population Research

    Purpose PHCoE accesses and analyzes large health and administrative datasets in order to inform our research gap and implementation efforts, as well as support stakeholder and collaborator research efforts. This project includes bringing together large da ...

    November 20, 2017

  6. Psych Health Evidence Briefs: Providers’ One-Stop-Shop for Treatment Information

    Erin Beech, M.A., Senior Research Associate 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 effectivenes ...

    November 1, 2017

  7. Research and Future Directions

    The current body of sexual assault and sexual harassment research relevant to service members is very limited. There are many gaps within the literature that impact the ability to fully interpret reported DoD prevalence and incidence data, as well as othe ...

    September 20, 2017

  8. Purpose & Strategic Goals

    The PBI Network is an infrastructure that bridges the gap between mental health research and clinical practice in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and the Department of Defense (DoD), and serves to more rapidly translate research findings by facil ...

    December 4, 2017

  9. Current and Future State

    Current and Future State of the PBI Network In March 2016, the DoD Mental Health Work Group (MHWG) approved sustainment of the PBI Network across the MHS, supported by the Deployment Health Clinical Center. The VA has also committed to sustain the PBI Net ...

    April 10, 2017

  10. The Role of Evidence Synthesis in Health Care

    Erin Beech, M.A., Senior Research Associate April 24, 2017 In recent years there has been a pronounced shift in health care towards “evidence-based practice” (EBP), which brings together research evidence, clinical expertise and patient values to support ...

    November 1, 2017

  11. Cultural Competence in Mental Health Treatment: What do You Call a Military Patient?

    Navy Capt. (Dr.) Carrie Kennedy, Director May 22, 2017 Are you seeing a service member as a patient? What do you call him or her? It seems like such a simple question, but it’s not as easy as it sounds. Should you address the service member by first name? ...

    November 2, 2017

  12. Intro to Data: Using Big Data in the Public Health Sector and the Military Health System

    Welcome to the second blog in our “Intro to Data” series where we’ll talk about how big data can be used in the health and public health sectors, specifically within the Military Health System (MHS). In our first blog, Dr. Waitsman introduced the 3 Vs tha ...

    November 1, 2017

  13. Get Psyched! DHCC Psychologists to Present at APA Annual Meeting

    Andy Blatt, Psy.D. July 17, 2017 Each August, psychologists from around the world attend the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association (APA). This year the meeting will be held Aug. 3-6 in Washington, D.C., where our own DHCC psychologists ...

    November 2, 2017

  14. Are You Keeping Up With Our Psych Health Evidence Briefs? Check Out the New Batch!

    Erin Beech, M.A. July 31, 2017 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 ...

    November 2, 2017

  15. People with PTSD May Have Overactive ‘Fight or Flight’ Response

    DCoE Public Affairs August 9, 2017 Imagine you are in a life-threatening situation. You survey your surroundings and play out various scenarios in your mind. You have seconds to decide how to protect yourself. Do you run away or do you fight your way to s ...

    August 9, 2017

  16. Exercise to Improve Mental Health

    Christian Evans, M.A., M.Div. August 14, 2017 “If exercise could be purchased in a pill, it would be the single most widely prescribed and beneficial medicine in the nation.”-- Robert H. Butler The date is July 18, 2014. I’m competing at the U.S.A. Powerl ...

    November 1, 2017

  17. Suicide Prevention Awareness Month- September 2017

    National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Suicide is preventable. However, suicide prevention is not easy. Suicide prevention requires courage to combat vulnerability, caring to combat extreme pain, and determination to combat apathy. Successful suicide ...

    November 6, 2017

  18. Five Things Health Care Providers Should Know About Postpartum Depression

    Janelle Fundersburg October 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 con ...

    November 7, 2017

  19. Addressing Peripartum Depression in Military Service Members: The Role of Internal Behavioral Health Consultants

    U.S. Public Health Service Capt. Anne C. Dobmeyer, Ph.D., ABPP October 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 Healt ...

    November 7, 2017

  20. Deployment Health Clinical Center is Now the Psychological Health Center of Excellence

    Navy Capt. Carrie Kennedy, Ph.D. October 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 ...

    November 1, 2017

  21. Intro to Data: Moving from Data Bits to Evidence-based Planning and Evaluation in the Military Health System

    Ruth Quah, MPH October 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 (M ...

    November 1, 2017

  22. Centers of Excellence align under Defense Health Agency

    Heather S. Marsh November 1, 2017 The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) began realignment under the Defense Health Agency Oct. 1 as part of the ongoing Military Health System transformation. The chang ...

    November 2, 2017

  23. 5 Tips to Make Healthy Habits Last

    Defense Health Agency Communications October 31, 2017 Good habits provide a foundation for positive improvements in your life.  However, forming new habits can be challenging. They take time and practice to form. ...

    November 2, 2017

  24. Naval Center for Combat and Operational Stress Control Symposium

    Location:  Bethesda, Maryland Conference Link:  http://www.med.navy.mil/sites/nmcsd/nccosc/event/registration/index.aspx Conference Dates:  02 Aug 2017 Only use month:  Date TBD:  ...

    November 17, 2017

  25. American Psychological Association Annual Conference

    Conference Link:  http://www.apa.org/convention/future.aspx Conference Dates:  03 Aug 2017 to 06 Aug 2017 Only use month:  Date TBD:  ...

    November 8, 2017

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