Gulf War and health: Volume 7: Long-term consequences of traumatic brain injury

That many returning veterans have TBI will likely mean long-term challenges for them and their family members. Further, many veterans will have undiagnosed brain injury because not all TBIs have immediately recognized effects or are easily diagnosed with neuroimaging techniques. In an effort to detail the long term consequences of TBI, the committee read and evaluated some 1,900 studies that made up its literature base, and it developed criteria for inclusion of studies to inform its findings. It is clear that brain injury, whether penetrating or closed, has serious consequences. The committee sought to detail those consequences as clearly as possible and to provide a scientific framework to assist veterans as they return home. Most of chapter 8 examines the link between TBI and suicide

Gulf war and health: Volume 6-Physiologic, psychologic, and psychosocial effects of deployment-related stress

This study comprehensively reviewed, evaluated, and summarized the peer-reviewed scientific and medical literature regarding the association between stress and long-term adverse health effects in Gulf War veterans, specifically the physiologic, psychologic, and psychosocial effects of stress. The study will was not limited to veterans of the 1991 Gulf War but also will be applicable to veterans of the current conflict (Operation Iraqi Freedom; Operation Enduring Freedom).

Improving the quality of health care for mental and substance-use conditions

Quality Chasm Series. Quality Chasm strategy, put forth by the IOM in 2001, is a strategy for improving health care overall. It attained considerable traction in the United States and other countries. This report finds that the Quality Chasm framework can be applied to health care for mental and substance-use conditions and describes a comprehensive strategy for doing so.

Suicide in rural areas

Advancing Suicide Prevention, Vol. 1, Issue 2, July/August 2005. This journal issue contains articles on suicide in rural areas of the U.S. Includes articles on Native American suicide and firearms as well.

Reducing suicide: A national imperative

Contents include: Magnitude of the problem, Psychiatric and psychological factors, Biological factors, Childhood trauma, Society and culture, Medical and psychotherapeutic interventions, Programs for suicide prevention, Barriers to effective treatment and intervention, Barriers to research and promising, Findings and recommendations.

Suicide prevention: Prevention effectiveness and evaluation

This booklet explains important prevention and evaluation concepts in the context of suicide prevention. It is designed for prevention program managers and staff to facilitate a common understanding and language with prevention and evaluation specialists.

Parent guidelines for crisis response

Describes the types of behaviors/reactions that parents can expect of their children after a crisis; reactions of parents after a crisis involving themselves or their children; what parents can do to address the reactions of their children; and when children should receive additional help in the form of professional intervention.

Prison suicide: An overview and guide to prevention

This monograph contains a review of the literature and of national and state standards for prevention, national data on the incidence and rate of prison suicide, effective prison suicide prevention programs, and discussion of liability issues.