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The Role of Talk Therapy in the Treatment of Service Members (Part 1)

Harold Kudler, chair of the SVI, offered the following discussion on the members list a few months ago on the interplay between talk therapy and biological treatments especially as it applies to service members and veterans. His discussion has broader implications for psychoanalysts. His discussion is worth reading again and preserving.

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. 

Institute of Medicine Report on PTSD: Where Are Human Relationships?

The Institute of Medicine released an important report on the progress of the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs in treating service members and veterans with PTSD.