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Utilisation of the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant in NHS Trusts and Clinical Commissioning Groups across England: a freedom of information investigation

To determine the extent to which National Health Service (NHS) service providers appoint a named Armed Forces veteran lead or champion, and to explore the commissioning of veteran-specific services by Clinical Commissioning Groups. A convergent mixed method design was used…

Military spouses with deployed partners are at greater risk of poor perinatal mental health: a scoping review

Poor mental health in the perinatal period is associated with a number of adverse outcomes for the individual and the wider family. The unique circumstances in which military spouses/partners live may leave them particularly vulnerable to developing perinatal mental health…

Loneliness and social isolation of military veterans: systematic narrative review

Loneliness and social isolation are being increasingly recognized as influencing both physical and mental health. There is limited research carried out with military veterans and, to date, there is no review of existing evidence. To synthesize and examine the evidence…

PTSD is associated with emotional eating among veterans seeking treatment for overweight/obesity

Both obesity and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are common among veterans. Veterans with PTSD are at higher risk for obesity and have poorer outcomes in obesity treatment. We examined emotional eating among veterans presenting for obesity treatment, and its relationship…

Exploring patterns of alcohol misuse in treatment-seeking UK veterans: A cross-sectional study

To explore patterns of alcohol misuse in a sample of treatment-seeking veterans compared to the UK Armed Forces personnel population and the general public. Furthermore, the present study investigated which variables were associated with alcohol misuse in this sample, and…

Identifying probable Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Applying supervised machine learning to data from a UK military cohort

Early identification of probable post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can lead to early intervention and treatment. This study aimed to evaluate supervised machine learning (ML) classifiers for the identification of probable PTSD in those who are serving, or have recently served…

Alcohol Use Among Never‐Deployed U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers: The Effects of Nondeployment Emotions and Sex

Limited research shows that mental health problems are prevalent among never‐deployed soldiers and many experience negative emotions related to their nondeployment. U.S. Army Reserve/National Guard (USAR/NG) soldiers are also at high risk for alcohol misuse. However, it is not known…

The impact of military service on health and well-being

While it is known that some UK Armed Forces (UK AF) personnel and veterans experience physical and mental health problems, the possible future healthcare needs of military veterans are unknown. To estimate the number of military personnel who may experience…