Editor's Audio Summary by Annette Flanagin, Executive Managing Editor and Thomas B. Cole, MD, MPH, Associate Editor, for the August 07, 2013 issue
Foa and coauthors report on concurrent naltrexone and prolonged exposure therapy for patients with comorbid alcohol dependence and posttraumatic stress disorder. In an accompanying Editorial, Mills discusses treatment of comorbid substance dependence and posttraumatic stress disorder.
LeardMann and coauthors identify and quantify suicide risk factors in a prospective longitudinal study of 151 560 current and former US military personnel. In an Editorial, Engel discusses the study findings and how the military health system studies and evaluates clinical interventions and programs.
To review and summarize the evidence for how best to identify individuals in need of disaster mental health services and triage them to appropriate care, North and Pfefferbaum conducted a search of the peer-reviewed English-language literature on disaster mental health response.
Crosby discusses the importance of and methods for obtaining refugee trauma histories and recognizing the psychological and physical manifestations of trauma characteristic of refugees, and explores how cultural differences and limited English proficiency affect the refugee patient–clinician relationship.