Post-traumatic Stress Disorder by Gender and Veteran Status

Keyword: PTSD

The Effect of Support and Training for Family Members on Access to Outpatient Services for Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

The VA Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) provides landmark support for family caregivers of post-9/11 veterans. This study examines PCAFC support for veterans with and without PTSD …

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Gambling problems among United Kingdom armed forces veterans: Associations with gambling motivation and posttraumatic stress disorder

Military service, mental health, and gambling activities and motivations as predictors of problem gambling in a sample of UK AF veterans. Age-and-gender matched veterans (n = 1,037) and non-veterans (n = 1,148) completed an …

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Posttraumatic stress disorder and interpersonal process in homeless veterans participating in a peer mentoring intervention: Associations with program benefit

Homelessness among veterans has dropped dramatically since the expansion of services for homeless veterans in 2009, and now engaging homeless veterans in existing programs will be important to continuing to …

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Post-deployment screening for mental disorders and tailored advice about help-seeking in the UK military: a cluster randomised controlled trial

This randomized controlled trial aimed to assess whether post-deployment screening for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, or alcohol misuse was effective among Royal Marines and Army personnel in the …

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Factor structure of deployment experiences and relations to mental health disorders among treatment-seeking Canadian armed forces personnel and veterans

Among a sample of 341 treatment-seeking veterans and currently serving Canadian Forces members, our objectives were to identify factors of deployment experiences and determine whether they were related to the …

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Resilience to Suicidal Ideation among U.S. Military Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress: Results from the National Health and Resilience in Veterans Study

Veterans with combat exposure experience high rates of posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) and associated suicidal ideation. The current study examined whether social support (i.e., social connectedness and social engagement) and …

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ICD-11 posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex PTSD (CPTSD) in treatment seeking veterans: risk factors and comorbidity

This paper explores post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD) in treatment seeking veterans. In this study, risk factors and comorbidity between veterans meeting criteria for PTSD …

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Transitioning from the Battlefield: A Theoretical Model for the Development of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Gender Diverse Veterans

This article summarizes what is known about PTSD in gender-diverse veterans and proposes a theoretical model to describe how bio-sociocultural factors in this population may interact to increase the risk …

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Effects of Emotion Dysregulation on Post-treatment Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Depressive Symptoms Among Women Veterans With Military Sexual Trauma

This study presents secondary data analyses from a randomized clinical trial comparing the efficacy of in-person versus telemedicine delivery of prolonged exposure therapy for female veterans (151) with military sexual …

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Mindfulness as a mediator between trauma exposure and mental health outcomes: Results from the National Health and Resilience in Veterans Study

This study evaluated whether mindful attention to the present moment mediated the association between number of lifetime traumas and mental health in a sample of  1,268 trauma-exposed U.S. veterans. The …

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Mental health and functional impairment outcomes following a 6-week intensive treatment programme for UK military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): a naturalistic study to explore dropout and health outcomes at follow-up

This piece of research explores the dropout and health outcomes of veterans who attended an intensive 6-week residential treatment programme. The research used a sample of 246 participants who received …

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The evolution of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the UK Armed Forces: Traumatic exposures in Iraq & Afghanistan and responses of distress (TRIAD study)

This report details a study to examine how symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder evolve over time, to identify vulnerability and protective factors that impact on symptoms and to explore post-service …

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A validation study of the International Trauma Questionnaire to assess post-traumatic stress disorder in treatment-seeking veterans

This study aimed to validate the International Trauma Questionnaire’s ability to distinguish between ICD-11 PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) and CPTSD (Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). 177 help-seeking veterans completed the measure. …

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Understanding the Link Between Traumatic Brain Injury Accompanied by Loss of Consciousness and Well-Being: A Sample of UK Military Veterans

This piece of research aims to understand the link between traumatic brain injury plus loss of consciousness (TBI+LOC). Using clinical records 3335 treatment seeking veterans were identified, of which 403 …

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Mental Health Difficulties and Help-Seeking Beliefs within a Sample of Female Partners of UK Veterans Diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

This paper focuses on the needs of female partners who support ex-Service personnel with mental health difficulties. An exploration is made of mental health need and barriers to help-seeking among …

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Outdoor recreational activity experiences improve psychological wellbeing of military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder: Positive findings from a pilot study and a randomised controlled trial

This article reports on two studies conducted to evaluate whether outdoor exposure that includes recreational pursuits such as surfing or fishing coupled with opportunities for social interaction with peers may …

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“But Meanwhile the Dead Poison Us and Those Who Come after Us”: The Presence of Ghosts in Veterans’ Writing and Art and the Implications for Medical Professionals

This article reviews the use of ghosts in veterans’ writing and art from world war one to present day. The review suggests that by using the ghost to connect narrative …

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“Shelter from the Storm”: Military Service Member Spousal Caregiver Challenges and Barriers to Resources in the Midst of Enduring Conflicts

This review piece is informed by both the personal experience of a military spouse of 17 years and existing research. Research, institutional and financial support are available/given to deployed combat …

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A Longitudinal Evaluation of the impact of Surf Action in using Ocean Therapy to support the physical and psychological wellbeing of 200 members of the Armed Forces community from 2013 to 2019

The report examines the qualitative and quantitative outcomes for 200 armed forces veterans who undertook Surf Action’s Recovery Pathway in the last 5 years. The pathway is based around vigorous …

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Comparing the profiles of UK and Australian military veterans supported by national treatment programmes for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

This article aims to compare and contrast the profiles of military veterans seeking formal support for PTSD in national treatment programmes in Australia and the UK to understand better the needs …

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Functional Neuroimaging Distinguishes Posttraumatic Stress Disorder from Traumatic Brain Injury in Focused and Large Community Datasets

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in military and civilian workers often present with overlapping symptoms, providing a challenge for clinical teams to diagnose and provide appropriate …

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Veterans Individual Placement and Support Towards Advancing Recovery: Methods and Baseline Clinical Characteristics of a Multisite Study

This article explores trials of two types of intervention, individual placement and support (IPS) and a transitional work program (TWP), used with veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The article …

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A longitudinal examination of peritraumatic emotional responses and their association with posttraumatic stress disorder and major depressive disorder among veterans

Research has revealed a significant association between several peritraumatic emotional responses and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Preliminary research has also linked peritraumatic emotional responses with a diagnosis of major depressive …

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Physical health conditions associated with full and subthreshold PTSD in U.S. military veterans: Results from the National Health and Resilience in Veterans Study

While both full and subthreshold posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be linked to physical conditions, contemporary population-based data on these associations in military veterans are scarce. Data were analyzed from …

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Influence of military sexual assault and other military stressors on substance use disorder and PTS symptomology in female military veterans

Servicewomen exposed to traumatic stressors over the course of their military service are at increased risk of developing symptoms of substance use disorder (SUD) and posttraumatic stress (PTS). They are …

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