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How physicians can recover from the rigors of residency

Fifty percent of medical school students say their overall self-confidence and self-esteem have taken a hit as a result of their medical school and residency experiences, according to a recent  Medscape  article.

Columbia, Duke partner with text service to study enhanced mental health treatments

Columbia and Duke universities are partnering with text-therapy vendor Talkspace to investigate how text technology can enhance mental health treatment compared to in-person therapy interaction.

Study finds at-home telemedicine treatment for PTSD viable

Telemedicine sessions at home can be a viable way to treat post-traumatic stress disorder in active-duty military personnel, according to a preliminary study published at  Telemedicine and e-Health.

What physicians need to know about military medicine

While many veterans receive care at physician practices across the country, many of these practices aren't attuned to the issues former service members face. Also, clinicians typically neglect to ask patients, including children, whether they have a family member in active military service, former Congressman Brian Baird, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist told  Kaiser Health News. Thanks to Baird, that's going to change. Medical schools will now have to teach future doctors about military health issues.

Mobile-enhanced intervention aids anxiety disorder treatment

Mobile health technology can prove useful in helping patients suffering from anxiety disorders, especially when applied in conjunction with traditional clinical care approaches, according to new research published in the  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Telemedicine effective for PTSD treatment of rural veterans

Telemedicine-based collaborative care was shown to be an effective means for providing psychotherapy care to veterans in rural areas suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, according to research published this week in  JAMA Psychiatry.

PET imaging used to identify neurological patterns associated with PTSD

The use of PET imaging helps identify neurological patterns in the brain of patients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Rush University program trains veterans for health IT jobs

Rush University Medical Center hopes to expand its program to help returning veterans attain skills in health IT and help other healthcare organizations replicate it.

6 months after the Boston Marathon bombings: Thanking and supporting first responders

Six months ago the city of Boston and the country was rocked by the bombings at the marathon. Some who were at the finish line in Boston that day refer to it simply as "April 15." This past weekend, numerous first responders returned to the bomb site to pay tribute and share support with others who were there. For many of these individuals, I'm convinced that their emotional injuries have been no less severe than those of the victims who were hospitalized. Even though the rest of us genuinely see these responders as heroes, many of them are haunted by a feeling that they didn't help enough. In the meantime, their invisible wounds too often go unrecognized and unhealed.

Report blasts DoD, VA for failure to track PTSD treatment

Despite the massive electronic health record systems used by the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments, neither department tracks the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine.