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Armed Forces Personnel in Transition – Integrated Personal Commissioning for Veterans (IPC4V)

The Integrated Personal Commissioning for Veterans (IPC4V) Framework was born out of the need to ensure that the small number of Armed Forces personnel who have complex and enduring physical, neurological and mental health conditions resulting from injury that is…

Armed Forces personnel in transition: Integrated Personal Commissioning for Veterans (IPC4V)

Available across England, the IPC4V seeks to ensure that health and social care, together with the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and other organisations, are working collaboratively with the individual and their family and / or carer to ensure the provision…

Metabolomic analysis of male combat veterans with post traumatic stress disorder

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is associated with impaired major domains of psychology and behavior. Individuals with PTSD also have increased co-morbidity with several serious medical conditions, including autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes, raising the possibility that systemic pathology associated…

Getting Sorted Out in East London: Vulnerability and Resilience of Homeless Ex-Servicemen

This study explores homeless veterans’ past and present lives while paying close attention to their family and friend interactions. Men who were homeless (n=37) in the United Kingdom (UK) and residing in a shelter focused on ex-Servicemen were interviewed to…

Mental Health and the Armed Forces, Part Two: The Provision of Care

We concluded in Part One of our inquiry into Mental Health and the Armed Forces that the vast majority of veterans leave the Services with no ill-effects. However, the minority of serving personnel and veterans who do suffer from mental…

Factors associated with completing evidence-based psychotherapy for PTSD among veterans in a national health care system

Little is known about predictors of initiation and completion of evidence-based psychotherapy (EBP) for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), with most data coming from small cohort studies and post-hoc analyses of clinical trials. We examined patient and treatment factors associated with…

Examining the impact of different types of military trauma on suicidality in women veterans

Suicide rates amongst women veterans are significantly higher than rates for their civilian counterparts. However, risk factors for suicide among women veterans remain unclear. The current study examined the impact of exposure to a number of military stressors (e.g., perceived…

An examination of PTSD symptoms and their effects on suicidal ideation and behavior in non-treatment seeking veterans

This study sought to examine the effect of general PTSD symptoms as well as specific PTSD symptom clusters on suicidal ideation and suicidal attempts. We first compared a correlated factors solution consistent with the DSM-5 symptom clusters for PTSD with…

Relationship between obesity and health problems in help-seeking military veterans

UK Armed Forces (UK AF) veterans may be particularly vulnerable to obesity and its comorbid physical and mental health problems. To examine the relationship between body mass index (BMI), physical health problems, mental health disorders and sociodemographic characteristics in UK…

Rates and Associated Factors of Secondary Mental Health Care Utilisation among Ex-Military Personnel in the United States: A Narrative Review

Little is known about ex-serving military personnel who access secondary mental health care. This narrative review focuses on studies that quantitatively measure secondary mental health care utilisation in ex-serving personnel from the United States. The review aimed to identify rates…