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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Compassion Fatigue

By U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs 1. Do you know what compas­sion fatigue is? Here’s a hint: it doesn’t mean you’re tired of being compassionate. Com­passion fatigue is a chronic, long-term exhaustion and trau­matic stress injury associated with reliving the suffering of the person you are caring for. And it’s not just something that affects medical …

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An App a Day to Optimize Your Psychological Health

By Ted Morrison, Ph.D., MPH, NCCOSC research facilitation assistant department head With today’s technology, there’s an app for just about everything.  Want to turn your latest selfie into a cartoon character? There’s an app for that.  Want to track your calorie intake and exercise output? No problem, there’s an app for that.  Want to learn how to physiologically control your …

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Psychological Health Research Leads to Readiness and Resilience

By Capt. Scott L. Johnston, MSC, USN, director, Naval Center for Combat & Operational Stress Control Research, in its most basic definition, is the act of carefully studying a specific subject to gain more information. At the Naval Center for Combat & Operational Stress Control (NCCOSC), science is the foundation of everything that we do and it’s essential to fulfilling our …

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Risk Factors for Psychological Stress Injuries

By Capt. Scott L. Johnston, MSC, USN, director, Naval Center for Combat & Operational Stress Control As Sailors, each of us has a responsibility to look out for our Shipmates, especially in relation to the stress injuries that can be brought on by the unrelenting high-tempo operations we now experience at sea and on land. Why is this so important?  …

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Navy Medicine’s Combat & Operational Stress Center Enters 4th Year

By Navy Capt. Scott L. Johnston, Ph.D, ABPP, MSC, Director, Naval Center for Combat & Operational Stress Control Building, preserving and—as necessary—restoring the psychological health of our Sailors and Marines are some of the greatest challenges the Navy faces in the wake of more than a decade of war, multiple deployments and increasingly stressful workloads. At the Naval Center for …

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