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Post-traumatic stress disorder and alcohol misuse: comorbidity in UK military personnel

February, 2016
Article:

This paper explores co-morbid post-traumatic stress disorder and alcohol use in a UK military population.

Abstract

To determine the prevalence of comorbid probable post-traumatic stress disorder and alcohol misuse in a UK military cohort study and to determine the level of co-occurrence between these disorders; further aims were to investigate the association between alcohol misuse and the different PTSD symptom clusters, and to assess what factors are associated with probable PTSD in participants with alcohol misuse.

Full Reference

Head, M., Goodwin, L., Debell, F., Greenberg, N., Wessely, S. and Fear, N.T. (2016). Posttraumatic stress disorder and alcohol misuse: comorbidity in UK military personnel. Social psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology, 51 (8), pp. 1171-1180.

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