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Dementia in military and veteran populations: a review of risk factors—traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, deployment, and sleep

The military population face a unique set of risk factors that may increase the risk of being diagnosed with dementia. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have a higher prevalence in this group in comparison to the…

War Widows Knock on the Door: An Exploratory Study of the Experiences of Bereaved Military Families

This report is about the experiences of bereaved military families in the UK and the impact of their loss. For a member of the Armed Forces there is an increased risk of being exposed to serious and unsafe situations that…

The United Kingdom Armed Forces Veterans’ Health and Gambling Study

International evidence shows that military veterans (i.e., regulars and reserves who have served for at least one day) are at increased risk of gambling-related harm. As well as the individual concerned, these harms impact one’s family, social relationships, finances, health,…

Creative Forces programming with military families: Art therapy, dance/movement therapy, and music therapy brief vignettes

Creative arts therapists (art therapists, dance/movement therapists, and music therapists) administer assessments and interventions that support the holistic well-being of military families affected by traumatic brain injury (TBI) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Through participation in the Creative Forces: United…

The Relationship Between Pain Severity, Insomnia, and Suicide Attempts Among a National Veteran Sample Initiating Pain Care

Overall, there were 2227 (1.0%) suicide attempts before initiating pain services and 1655 (0.8%) after initiating pain services. Cox proportional hazard models accounting for key covariates revealed that patients in the HighPain-INS group were significantly more likely to attempt suicide…

Comparison of national trends in mental health service use intensity in Canadian military and civilian populations

Mental health service intensity increased in both military and comparable civilians over the past decade. These findings show improvements in adequacy of care and are consistent with other studies reporting improvements in other aspects of mental health service use. However,…

UK veterans’ mental health and well-being before and during the COVID-19 pandemic: a longitudinal cohort study

Veterans reported a statistically significant decrease in hazardous drinking of 48.5% to 27.6%, while CMD remained stable (non-statistically significant increase of 24.5% to 26.1%). 27.4% of veterans reported feelings of loneliness. The COVID-19 stressors of reporting difficulties with family/social relationships,…

Pain, mental health, and health care utilization of military Veterans compared to civilians in a chronic pain clinic

More than 40% of Canadian Veterans live with chronic pain. Chronic pain is often combined with mental health issues as well as the challenges of isolation and deconditioning. This study examined if there were differences in characteristics and type of…

Pain, mental health, and health care utilization of military Veterans compared to civilians in a chronic pain clinic

More than 40% of Canadian Veterans live with chronic pain. Chronic pain is often combined with mental health issues as well as the challenges of isolation and deconditioning. This study examined if there were differences in characteristics and type of…

The relationship between childhood abuse and suicidal behaviours in a treatment-seeking sample of Canadian military, police, and Veterans

Suicide and related behaviours (e.g., attempting suicide, planning suicide, and purposely harming oneself) can negatively impact individuals, families, and communities. Canadian military and police are generally more likely to engage in suicide-related behaviours than the general population. This study looked…