Clinical practice

Getting better outcomes from PTSD treatments

Effective PTSD treatments exist, yet nearly half of patients continue to have significant symptomatology after treatment. Could augmentation of treatments improve results? Dr Olivia Metcalf,…

Working with military and emergency services, a conversation with Damien Stewart

Damien Stewart is a psychologist and the Convenor of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) Military and Emergency Services Psychology Interest Group. Damien spent 20 years…

What are the mental health risks affecting Australian veterans, and how can they be helped?

Advances in medicine have ensured Australians in general are living for longer than in previous generations. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare statistics from 2018…

Creating ‘living’ guidelines for PTSD

In 2007, Phoenix Australia developed the first Australian guidelines for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder. Now they are being developing into ‘living’ guidelines that…

Harnessing technology for mental health

I have long believed that technology offers a way of reaching people with mental health problems, improving their experience and the effectiveness of treatment, as…

Evidence-based practice – Why does it matter?

How can evidence-based practice and care help practitioners and the veteran community – and what exactly is it? Dr Mark Hinton describes evidence-based practice in…

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