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Blog: Reflecting on Traumatic Brain Injury Month

Kurt Goldstein and Frieda Fromm-Reichmann on Traumatic Brain Injury
 
Symptoms are an amalgam of neurological injuries and the survivor’s individual physical and psychological efforts to adapt to those injuries
 
By Harold Kudler, MD
 

Blog: APsaA Position Statements Rendered Obsolete

 

APsaA Position Statements Rendered Obsolete

Blog: On this Veterans Day: Understanding War-Generated Psychopathology

On this Veterans Day:
Understanding War-Generated Psychopathology
 
By Norman M. Camp, MD
 

SVI Blog: The Meaning of Decorations

When the veteran speaks of decorations, many feelings may surface. And when, on Memorial Day or Veterans Day, we see veterans don their uniforms for parades, the glittering, attractive face of the decoration is seen but the obverse lies dark against the veteran’s chest. The metaphorical meanings of that darkness may reach far deeper.

APsaA’s SVI Endorses the National Library of Medicine’s Historical Collections

APsaA’s Service-Members and Veterans Initiative (SVI) Committee Endorses the National Library of Medicine’s Historical Collections

Films are valuable resources for educating clinicians and the public about the psychological needs of veterans

APsaA Garners Update to CPT Evaluation & Management Guidelines: Healthcare Professionals Now Advised to Ask About Military Service

February 12, 2015 – New York, NY – The American Medical Association’s (AMA) official Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) Evaluation and Management (E/M) Services Guidelines have been updated to include a call for healthcare professionals to inquire about a patient’s current or past military history. The CPT code set constitutes the most widely accepted medical nomenclature used to report medical procedures and services under public and private health insurance programs.

The Importance of Asking THE QUESTION: "Have you or someone close to you ever served in the military?"

APsaA's SVI is partnering with other organizations including the AMA, the American Association of Medical Colleges, the American Academy of Nursing, the  White House's Joining Forces initiative to ensure that all health care providers ask their patients (at all age levels) "Have you or anyone you are close to served in the military?"

New VA Regulations Link Five Diseases to TBI

According to a story in the December 7 issue of the Military Times, The Department of Veterans Affairs will add five medical conditions that, if diagnosed in conjunction with documented brain injury, will automatically confer "service connected" status. 

This new regulation will speed the process for some veterans in obtaining benefits. 

Local Programs Give a Psychoanalytic Voice to Welcoming Home Service Members and Veterans

The stories are becoming tragically familiar: statistics for military and veteran suicides rival combat as a cause of death among those who have served. Return to civilian life can be problematic for many veterans and their loved ones – at best, it is a significant readjustment stress for everyone involved. The civilian population continues in its denial of the stark fact it has been supporting and funding one of the longest wars in U.S. history.