Tag Archives: PTSD

A Navy Physician’s Perspective on Traumatic Brain Injury Programs [Remarks to Congress]

Capt. Thomas Johnson, director, Intrepid Spirit Concussion Recovery Clinic at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, provided the following opening remarks to the House Armed Services Committee Military Personnel Subcommittee during a hearing on post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury clinical and research programs, April 27. Chairman Coffman, Ranking Member Speier, distinguished Members of the subcommittee, thank you for providing me …

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Thinking Outside the Clinic: Researching Novel Approaches to Improving Psychological Health

By: Cindy Thomsen, Ph.D., Health and Behavioral Sciences Department Head, Naval Health Research Center When it comes to finding new ways to treat familiar illnesses and injuries, military medicine has always been on the frontline of the fight. This holds true whether the illness or injury is physical or psychological. Navy Medicine researchers are leading the charge to think beyond …

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I am Navy Medicine: Lt. Cmdr. Heather Shibley

By Lt. Cmdr. Heather Shibley, department head of mental health, Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune I have always had a deep respect for active duty service members. During my residency,  I worked in a VA medical facility and performed a rotation at the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress which allowed me to spend some time at Walter Reed National …

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Mental Health Teamwork a Focal Point of Prevention at Naval Hospital

By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs Naval Hospital Bremerton’s Mental Health Department and Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program (SARP) have been combining resources since 2011 to help patients with recovery, one day at a time. “SARP and Mental Health together provide very effective care, addressing issues as a team. We have multiple experts addressing multiple issues with the …

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I am Navy Medicine: Lt. Courtney Pollman-Turner

By Lt. Courtney Pollman-Turner, clinical psychologist, Naval Hospital Pensacola I followed a winding and enlightening road to become a clinical psychologist in the Navy. In 2003, I received a commission as a naval officer through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps program at George Washington University and reported a few months later bright-eyed, bushy-tailed and a little bewildered to my …

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