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Comparing clinical characteristics and treatment outcomes between Veterans and non-Veterans with hoarding disorder

Because Veterans have higher rates of mental health conditions and both physical and mental health comorbidities are known to affect treatment outcomes, the purpose of this investigation was to compare the rates of risk factors for poor hoarding treatment outcomes…

Opioid use disorder and homelessness in the Veterans Health Administration : The challenge of multimorbidity

Objective: The aim of this study is to estimate the prevalence and sociodemographic and clinical correlates of opioid use disorder (OUD), a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States, among homeless veterans nationally in the Veterans Health…

Patterns of conventional and complementary non-pharmacological health practice use by US military veterans : a cross-sectional latent class analysis

BACKGROUND: Non-pharmacological therapies and practices are commonly used for both health maintenance and management of chronic disease. Patterns and reasons for use of health practices may identify clinically meaningful subgroups of users. The objectives of this study were to identify…

Veterans with PTSD demonstrate amygdala hyperactivity while viewing threatening faces : A MEG study

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a major psychiatric disorder that is prevalent in combat veterans. Previous neuroimaging studies have found elevated amygdala activity in PTSD in response to threatening stimuli, but previous work has lacked the temporal specificity to study…

Neural response to errors is associated with problematic alcohol use over time in combat-exposed returning veterans : An event-related potential study

We examined error-related negativity (ERN) and alcohol use in veterans over time. ERN magnitude was associated with problematic alcohol use over time. Veterans with a smaller ERN showed a decrease in problematic alcohol use over time. Veterans with a larger…

Mental Health Across the Reproductive Cycle in Women Veterans

Premenstrual, perinatal, and/or perimenopausal psychiatric problems require specific screening, assessment, and treatment strategies. The scope of these reproductive-linked psychiatric symptoms among women veterans is unknown. Due to high rates of sexual trauma among women veterans, it is also important to…

Military-Tailored Yoga for Veterans with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Among veterans of post-9/11 conflicts, estimates of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) range from 9% shortly after returning from deployment to 31% a year after deployment. Clinical and pharmaceutically based treatments are underutilized. This could be due to concerns related to…

A relative weights comparison of trauma‐related shame and guilt as predictors of DSM‐5 posttraumatic stress disorder symptom severity among US veterans and military members

Veterans and military service members have increased risk for post‐traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and consequent problems with health, psychosocial functioning, and quality of life. In this population and others, shame and guilt have emerged as contributors to PTSD, but there…

Rates and correlates of disordered eating among women veterans in primary care

Rates of disordered eating may be higher among women veterans than civilians, and are associated with co-occurring mental health (MH) conditions, such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and alcohol misuse. Although evidence suggests that these conditions are common in…