Deployment Psychology Blog

By the Numbers - Mar. 2, 2015


The prevalence of PTSD in a population of 4,945,897 Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraq Freedom (OEF/OIF) veterans across 33 studies published between 2007 and 2013, according to a new paper to be published in the Journal of Anxiety Disorders -- The Prevalence of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) Veterans: A Meta-Analysis.

CDP News: Feb. 27, 2015

Welcome to this week’s edition of CDP News! We like to use this space to review recent happenings in and around the Center for Deployment Psychology, while also looking ahead to upcoming events. We’ve made it through February and are gearing up to go into March with a full head of steam.

Staff Perspective: The Therapeutic Relationship

While we may not like to admit it, most of us are drawn to our work because we like working with others. We like helping people navigate their problems and come through healthier, happier, and more engaged in life. However, there are some patients that make us cringe… make us secretly hope for a no-show…and make us count the minutes during the session if they do show. Fortunately, these patients are few and far between, but it’s important to remember that even with our most difficult patients, there can be important lessons to be learned.

By the Numbers - Feb. 23, 2015


The percentage of recruiters or recruiting candidates attending classes between October 2011 to July 2013 at the U.S. Army’s Recruiting and Retention School at Fort Jackson who were diagnosed with "mental health disorders (MHDs) and/or mental health problems (MHPs)," according to a recently published doctoral dissertation -- Mental Disorders, Mental Health Problems, and Treatment Among Army Recruiters and Recruiting Candidates, 2011-2013: An Examination of Current Rates in the Recruiting Population.