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Perceived stigma and barriers to care in UK Armed Forces personnel and veterans with and without probable mental disorders

Background Previous studies have found that perceptions of mental health related stigma can negatively impact help-seeking, particularly in military samples. Moreover, perceptions of stigma and barriers to care can vary between individuals with different psychiatric disorders. The aim of this…

A randomized controlled trial evaluating integrated versus phased application of evidence-based psychotherapies for military veterans with comorbid PTSD and substance use disorders

Objective Recent clinical practice guidelines recommend the delivery of evidence-based psychotherapies for both substance use disorder (SUD) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) within the same treatment episode for patients with SUD/PTSD comorbidity. This randomized clinical trial evaluated the comparative effectiveness…

It all adds up: Addressing the roles of cumulative traumatic experiences on military veterans

Background Posttraumatic stress symptoms are common after discharge from military service in male and female Post-9/11 veterans, many of whom experienced combat. Objective This is a study of the impacts of childhood and adult assaults are studied both separately and…

Plain Language Summary. Improving health and adjustment after military service: Findings from the Australian Military Transition Study

In this research, we wanted to explore whether participation in different types of activities influenced health and adjustment for service members who were transitioning from military service. Around 6000 service members transition from the Australian Defence Force each year. Transitioning…

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…

Comorbid chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder in UK veterans: a lot of theory but not enough evidence

Introduction: Chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are strongly correlated in military veteran populations. The aim of this article is to review what is known about the comorbidity of the two conditions. Methods: A literature search was carried out…

Help-seeking behavior among Danish veterans with self-reported mental problems – a 22 years register-based follow-up study

Purpose: To estimate the prevalence of utilization of mental health services (MHS) among Danish veterans with self-reported deployment-related mental problems and to identify predictors for help-seeking behavior for mental problems among veterans. Materials and methods: Data on deployment characteristics was…

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…

An exploratory case study of the impact of psychiatric service dogs on problematic substance use among ptsd-diagnosed veterans

Background: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and co-occurring problematic substance use is a health concern among Canadian military veterans. There are complex pathways to their problematic use of substances, including high-risk use of licit and illicit substances both pre and post…