Colleen McBrien

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Exposure therapy (ET) has been observed to be an effective modality for the treatment of combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Recently, efforts have been made to use virtual reality (VR) to enhance outcome with modes of ET. How such therapy applies to service members who are facing the reality of a combat deployment has been unknown. This(More)
Two studies examined the nature of the false recollections that preschool children experience after imaginary events. The first replicated earlier findings suggesting that some young children respond to the events as though they had actually happened. However, events that had not been studied or thought about also were included in the test phase, and(More)
Alcohol is prohibited in combat zones, but it still can be obtained via covert sources. This can cause complex issues for the military physician. We present a case of a U.S. Marine in Iraq who was noted to have intermittent and unexplained behavioral changes. The patient had repeatedly denied alcohol use, but during a second medical evacuation from theater,(More)
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