Academic journal article Military Review

Response to 2nd Lt. Noelle Walker's "Cognitive Therapy for Soldiers Suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury"

Academic journal article Military Review

Response to 2nd Lt. Noelle Walker's "Cognitive Therapy for Soldiers Suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury"

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(Military Review, May-June 2018)

n your May-June 2018 edition of Military Review, there was an article by 2nd Lt. Noelle Walker, "Cognitive Therapy for Soldiers Suffering from PTSD and TBI" While I understand that all articles within Military Review are solely the opinions of each individual contributor, I believe this article is extremely misleading for our military population. The article seems to suggest that the Army should implement "mandatory and preventative" cognitive therapy for all soldiers. The issue with this statement is that therapy is a treatment-indicating that there is a symptom (or symptoms) that we (providers) are treating. We do not conduct any type of therapy in a "preventative" manner. While 2nd Lt. Walker makes valid points regarding suicide and PTSD, she is not a licensed provider (as far as I can ascertain from her credentials). …

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