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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…

Relations between post-deployment divorce/separation and deployment and post-deployment stressors, social support, and symptomatology in Veterans with combat-related PTSD symptoms

Introduction: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a highly prevalent diagnosis in combat Veterans. In addition to reduced quality of life in various domains of functioning, PTSD also is associated with poorer relationships and social support, including marital dissatisfaction and divorce.…

“Stepping up to the plate”: Identifying cultural competencies when providing health care to Canada’s military and veteran families

Introduction: Military family life is characterized by frequent relocations, regular periods of separation, and living with the persistent risk of injury or death of their military family member. The cumulative effects of these life events impact the health and wellness…

A pilot study of interpersonal process group therapy for PTSD in Canadian veterans

Introduction: The present pilot study was designed to explore interpersonal process (IP) group therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); a novel and relatively untested treatment approach for PTSD. IP groups seek to normalize patients’ symptoms and enhance functioning by creating…

DOD Releases Report on Suicide Among Troops, Military Family Members

Suicide is the culmination of complex interactions among biological, social, and psychological factors operating at the individual, community, and societal levels. In recognition of this complexity, the Department of Defense (DoD) continues to implement a comprehensive public health approach to…

Understanding Unique Factors of Social Isolation and Loneliness of Military Veterans: A Delphi Study

Social isolation and loneliness are recognised societal issues, and it is estimated that between 5% and 18% of adults in the United Kingdom feel that they are ‘often’ or ‘always’ lonely (CoOp Foundation and The Red Cross, 2016; Office for…

Improving the awareness and care of veterans in healthcare services

This article aims to raise awareness of veterans (people who have served in the UK military) who are receiving nursing care. Nurses will often provide care and treatment for veterans, so they should be aware of the potential health needs…

Gambling Problems and Military- and Health-Related Behaviour in UK Armed Forces Veterans

Internationally, problem gambling is elevated in Armed Forces veterans compared to the general population. Here, we re-examined the prevalence of problem gambling in veterans and non-veterans residing in England using an established large dataset and investigated whether gambling was associated…

Impact of military service on physical health later in life: a qualitative study of geriatric UK veterans and non-veterans

Objectives Military veterans often experience physical health problems in later life; however, it remains unclear whether these problems are due to military service or are a feature of the ageing process. This study aimed to explore veteran and non-veteran perceptions…

Impact of moral injury on the lives of UK military veterans: a pilot study

Introduction Research suggests that moral injury (MI) in US veterans is associated with poor psychological outcomes and disruption in functioning. However, little is known about how MI may impact UK Armed Forces (AF) veterans. This study aimed to explore the…