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Intimate Partner Violence and Military Women

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a significant issue that affects all women, including those who serve in the military. The myriad of issues faced by active-duty women who experience IPV is very similar to those of women who have never…

Impact of pre-enlistment antisocial behaviour on behavioural outcomes among UK military personnel

Concern has been raised over alleged increases in antisocial behaviour by military personnel returning from the deployment in Iraq and Afghanistan. US-based research has shown that post-deployment violence is related not only to combat experience, but also to pre-enlistment antisocial…

Attitudes of Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans toward Gay and Lesbian Service Members

U.S. policy banning openly gay and lesbian personnel from serving in its military rests on the belief that heterosexual discomfort with lesbian and gay service members in an integrated environment would degrade unit cohesion and readiness. To inform this policy,…

Life in and after the Armed Forces: social networks and mental health in the UK military

This study focuses on the influence of structural aspects of social integration (social networks and social participation outside work) on mental health (common mental disorders (CMD), that is, depression and anxiety symptoms, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and alcohol misuse).…

Marital Status Distribution of the U.K. Military: Does It Differ From the General Population?

The U.K. media suggest that U.K. military personnel have high divorce rates; to date, these claims are not substantiated. Marital status distribution of the general population and military were compared using data from the Office for National Statistics' marital projections…

Perceptions of Stigma and Barriers to Care among UK Military Personnel Deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq

Perceived stigma and organizational barriers to care (stigma/BTC) can influence the decision to seek help for military personnel when they are suffering from mental health problems. We examined the relationship between stigmatizing beliefs, perceived BTC, and probable post-traumatic stress disorder…