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Patterns and correlates of racial/ethnic disparities in posttraumatic stress disorder screening among recently separated veterans.

Background Despite the high prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among military veterans, there is a lack of knowledge about racial/ethnic differences. The current study describes patterns and correlates of PTSD screening across race/ethnicity and gender in a sample of…

Mental health outcomes and alcohol consumption among UK military spouses/partners: a comparison with women in the general population

Background: Military families can experience unique stressors that may contribute towards poorer well-being among the spouses/partners of Service personnel. However, there is little UK research regarding mental health or alcohol consumption among this population. Objective: This study examined mental health…

Physical activity and mental distress among Veteran cancer survivors with heart disease and diabetes

Introduction: Mental distress frequently develops in sufferers of chronic diseases, including cancer. We examined the association between physical activity and mental distress among Veteran cancer survivors with heart disease or diabetes. Methods: Data for American military Veteran cancer survivors (n…

Examining physical health conditions and associations of pain, obesity, and function of UK Veterans diagnosed with PTSD and other mental health conditions

Introduction: Little is known about the physical health conditions experienced by United Kingdom (UK) military Veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other mental health diagnoses. We aimed to explore the prevalence of self-reported physical health complaints and health behaviours…

Group identity, difficult adjustment to civilian life, and suicidal ideation in Canadian Armed Forces Veterans: Life After Service Studies 2016

Introduction: Suicide risk is higher in Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Veterans than the Canadian general population (CGP). Suicidality is understood to be caused by incompletely clarified, complex interacting combinations of multiple factors. One of the precipitating factors for suicide is…

Relations between post-deployment divorce/separation and deployment and post-deployment stressors, social support, and symptomatology in Veterans with combat-related PTSD symptoms

Introduction: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a highly prevalent diagnosis in combat Veterans. In addition to reduced quality of life in various domains of functioning, PTSD also is associated with poorer relationships and social support, including marital dissatisfaction and divorce.…

A pilot study of interpersonal process group therapy for PTSD in Canadian veterans

Introduction: The present pilot study was designed to explore interpersonal process (IP) group therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); a novel and relatively untested treatment approach for PTSD. IP groups seek to normalize patients’ symptoms and enhance functioning by creating…

DOD Releases Report on Suicide Among Troops, Military Family Members

Suicide is the culmination of complex interactions among biological, social, and psychological factors operating at the individual, community, and societal levels. In recognition of this complexity, the Department of Defense (DoD) continues to implement a comprehensive public health approach to…

Improving the awareness and care of veterans in healthcare services

This article aims to raise awareness of veterans (people who have served in the UK military) who are receiving nursing care. Nurses will often provide care and treatment for veterans, so they should be aware of the potential health needs…

British military women: combat exposure, deployment and mental health

Background Internationally, women are about to undertake combat duties alongside their male colleagues. The psychological effect of this policy change is largely unknown. Aims To explore the mental health impact of combat exposure among military women. Methods Self-report, between-subjects survey…