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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401580/military-sexual-trauma-is-associated-with-post-deployment-eating-disorders-among-afghanistan-and-iraq-veterans
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Rebecca K Blais, Emily Brignone, Shira Maguen, Marjorie E Carter, Jamison D Fargo, Adi V Gundlapalli
OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the association of military sexual trauma (MST) screen status with eating disorder diagnoses among veterans within 1- and 5-years after initiating Veterans Health Administration (VHA) care, and whether the association varied by sex. METHOD: Retrospective cohort study of US Afghanistan/Iraq veterans who used VHA services between FY 2004 and 2014 (N = 595,525). This study used VHA administrative data to assess the presence of eating disorder diagnoses in medical records within 1- and 5-years of initiating VHA care, and whether a positive screen for MST was associated with eating disorders...
April 12, 2017: International Journal of Eating Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358525/veterans-individual-placement-and-support-towards-advancing-recovery-methods-and-baseline-clinical-characteristics-of-a-multisite-study
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Lori L Davis, Tassos C Kyriakides, Alina Suris, Lisa Ottomanelli, Robert E Drake, Pamela E Parker, Lisa Mueller, Sandra G Resnick, Richard Toscano, Catherine M Blansett, Kimberly P McCall, Grant D Huang
OBJECTIVE: This article describes the methodology and the baseline characteristics of veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) enrolled in a multisite trial comparing supported employment individual placement and support (IPS) to a stepwise vocational transitional work program (TWP). METHOD: The Veterans Affairs Cooperative Studies Program randomized 541 veterans with PTSD across 12 Veterans Affairs Medical Centers to either IPS or TWP. Demographic and clinical characteristics were evaluated at baseline...
March 30, 2017: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314434/acceptability-of-medication-and-nonmedication-treatment-for-insomnia-among-female-veterans-effects-of-age-insomnia-severity-and-psychiatric-symptoms
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Najwa C Culver, Yeonsu Song, Sarah Kate McGowan, Constance H Fung, Michael N Mitchell, Juan Carlos Rodriguez, Joseph M Dzierzewski, Karen R Josephson, Stella Jouldjian, Donna L Washington, Elizabeth M Yano, C Amanda Schweizer, Cathy A Alessi, Jennifer L Martin
PURPOSE: Female veterans are at high risk for sleep problems, and there is a need to provide effective treatment for this population who experience insomnia. This study's primary goal was to compare the acceptability of medication versus nonmedication treatments for insomnia among female veterans. In addition, we examined the role of patient age, severity of sleep disturbance, and psychiatric symptoms on acceptability of each treatment approach and on the differences in acceptability between these approaches...
November 2016: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293767/gambling-in-a-national-u-s-veteran-population-prevalence-socio-demographics-and-psychiatric-comorbidities
#4
Elina A Stefanovics, Marc N Potenza, Robert H Pietrzak
This study aimed to examine associations between gambling level and clinically relevant measures, including psychiatric disorders and suicidality, in a nationally representative sample of U.S. veterans. Data on 3157 U.S. veterans were analyzed from the National Health and Resilience in Veterans Study. Chi square tests and analyses of variance were used to assess associations between gambling level, and demographic, military, and personality characteristics. Multinomial logistic regressions using stepwise selection were used to identify independent correlates of recreational gambling and at-risk/problem gambling (ARPG)...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Gambling Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186637/perceived-burdensomeness-thwarted-belongingness-and-fearlessness-about-death-associations-with-suicidal-ideation-among-female-veterans-exposed-to-military-sexual-trauma
#5
Lindsey L Monteith, Nazanin H Bahraini, Deleene S Menefee
OBJECTIVE: Military sexual trauma (MST) is prevalent among female Veterans and is associated with increased risk for suicidal self-directed violence. Yet research examining processes which contribute to suicidal ideation and attempts among MST survivors has been sparse, focusing primarily on psychiatric symptoms or diagnoses, rather than employing a theory-driven approach. The interpersonal-psychological theory (Joiner, 2005) is a leading theory of suicide that may be particularly relevant for understanding suicidal ideation among female Veterans who have experienced MST...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135599/impact-of-military-trauma-exposures-on-posttraumatic-stress-and-depression-in-female-veterans
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Lizabeth A Goldstein, Julie Dinh, Rosemary Donalson, Claire L Hebenstreit, Shira Maguen
Previous research has demonstrated the deleterious effects of traumatic military experiences on symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression in female veterans. However, more research is needed to identify the unique predictors of distressing psychological symptoms when both combat-related and sexual trauma are considered, particularly as women's combat exposure in the military increases. Female veterans who had attended at least one appointment at a large Veterans Health Administration medical center were invited to complete questionnaires about traumatic military exposures and psychiatric symptoms...
March 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129258/the-impact-of-trauma-type-or-number-of-traumatic-events-on-ptsd-diagnosis-and-symptom-severity-in-treatment-seeking-veterans
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Jeanne M D Jakob, Kristen Lamp, Sheila A M Rauch, Erin R Smith, Katherine R Buchholz
Trauma history and increased exposure to combat and sexual trauma may account for heightened rates of PTSD among military populations. This study assessed trauma type and exposure history, diagnostic impressions, and PTSD severity in a large clinical dataset (n = 2463) of veterans presenting for PTSD evaluation at a Midwestern VA Medical Center between the years 2006 and 2013. The degree of lifetime trauma exposure was pronounced, with approximately 76% of the sample reporting exposure to at least four traumatic events...
February 2017: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868261/mental-health-of-transgender-veterans-of-the-iraq-and-afghanistan-conflicts-who-experienced-military-sexual-trauma
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Jan A Lindsay, Colt Keo-Meier, Sonora Hudson, Annette Walder, Lindsey A Martin, Michael R Kauth
Little is known about military sexual trauma (MST) in transgender veterans. To address this gap, we examined archival data regarding transgender veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. There were 332 transgender veterans treated at the Veterans Health Administration between 2000 and 2013 (78 men, 254 women; mean age 33.86 years), with most being non-Hispanic White. Transgender status and mental health conditions were identified using the International Classification of Diseases, 9(th) Revision (ICD-9; World Health Organization, 1980) codes and chart review...
December 2016: Journal of Traumatic Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863701/the-many-wounds-of-war-the-association-of-service-related-and-clinical-characteristics-with-problems-with-the-law-in-iraq-and-afghanistan-veterans
#9
Autumn Backhaus, Shadi Gholizadeh, Kathryn M Godfrey, James Pittman, Niloofar Afari
Previous research has demonstrated that veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are at higher risk for aggression, hostility, and anger, potentially leading to problems with the law or disciplinary action while in the military. There have been calls for increased consideration of the unique aspects of the judicial system in legal matters with veterans involved. The bulk of the research so far has considered the link between PTSD, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and combat exposure, but little is known about the potential role of chronic pain and Military Sexual Trauma (MST) in a veteran's experience of anger, aggression, and discipline while in the military and legal concerns...
November 2016: International Journal of Law and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769835/older-age-associated-with-mental-health-resiliency-in-sexual-minority-us-veterans
#10
Joan K Monin, Natalie Mota, Becca Levy, John Pachankis, Robert H Pietrzak
OBJECTIVES: Objectives were to: (a) identify the mental health needs of older and younger sexual minority and heterosexual U.S. veterans and (b) examine whether sexual minority status confers vulnerability or resiliency in older adulthood. Support and trauma exposure were examined as potential mechanisms for age by sexual orientation differences. METHODS: Participants were a nationally representative sample of 3,095 U.S. veterans (ages 21 to 96 years). Measures included demographics, military characteristics, sexual orientation (lesbian, gay, or bisexual; LGB), social support, trauma, and mental health indicators (lifetime and present depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); lifetime anxiety and suicidal ideation)...
January 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755002/ce-veteran-women-mental-health-related-consequences-of-military-service
#11
Christine Anne Ganzer
: The last two decades have seen increasing numbers of women entering all branches of the U.S. armed forces. Now that women in the military are no longer prohibited from holding direct combat positions, they are often exposed to traumatic events that place them at higher risk for mental health conditions. Nurses working within the Veterans Affairs (VA) system and those working in non-VA settings are likely to encounter female veterans. It's essential for all nurses to be knowledgeable about the mental health issues commonly seen in this population, and to understand the importance of screening, not only for mental health issues but also for physical conditions that may be related to service...
November 2016: American Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753553/firearm-ownership-among-military-veterans-with-ptsd-a-profile-of-demographic-and-psychosocial-correlates
#12
Adrienne J Heinz, Nicole L Cohen, Lori Holleran, Jennifer A Alvarez, Marcel O Bonn-Miller
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a condition that disproportionately affects military veterans, is associated with heightened rates of aggression and suicide. Although experience with firearms is common among this population, virtually nothing is known regarding who is more likely to own a firearm and whether firearm ownership is differentially associated with psychological and behavioral risk factors among veterans with PTSD. Of 465 veterans (79% male) entering PTSD treatment, 28% owned a firearm (median number of firearms among owners = 3, range = 1-40)...
October 2016: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27683667/v3nlp-framework-tools-to-build-applications-for-extracting-concepts-from-clinical-text
#13
Guy Divita, Marjorie E Carter, Le-Thuy Tran, Doug Redd, Qing T Zeng, Scott Duvall, Matthew H Samore, Adi V Gundlapalli
INTRODUCTION: Substantial amounts of clinically significant information are contained only within the narrative of the clinical notes in electronic medical records. The v3NLP Framework is a set of "best-of-breed" functionalities developed to transform this information into structured data for use in quality improvement, research, population health surveillance, and decision support. BACKGROUND: MetaMap, cTAKES and similar well-known natural language processing (NLP) tools do not have sufficient scalability out of the box...
2016: EGEMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27669163/conceptual-model-of-male-military-sexual-trauma
#14
William B Elder, Jessica L Domino, Timothy O Rentz, Emma L Mata-Galán
Objective: Male sexual trauma is understudied, leaving much to be known about the unique mental health needs of male survivors. This study examined veteran men's perceptions of the effects of military sexual trauma. Method: Military sexual trauma was defined as physically forced, verbally coerced, or substance-incapacitated acts experienced during military service. Interviews were conducted with 21 male veterans who reported experiencing military sexual trauma. Data were drawn together using a grounded theory methodology...
September 26, 2016: Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27631148/probable-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-in-the-us-veteran-population-according-to-dsm-5-results-from-the-national-health-and-resilience-in-veterans-study
#15
Blair E Wisco, Brian P Marx, Mark W Miller, Erika J Wolf, Natalie P Mota, John H Krystal, Steven M Southwick, Robert H Pietrzak
OBJECTIVE: With the publication of DSM-5, important changes were made to the diagnostic criteria for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), including the addition of 3 new symptoms. Some have argued that these changes will further increase the already high rates of comorbidity between PTSD and other psychiatric disorders. This study examined the prevalence of DSM-5 PTSD, conditional probability of PTSD given certain trauma exposures, endorsement of specific PTSD symptoms, and psychiatric comorbidities in the US veteran population...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27576006/suicide-risk-among-women-veterans-in-distress-perspectives-of-responders-on-the-veterans-crisis-line
#16
Rajeev Ramchand, Lynsay Ayer, Virginia Kotzias, Charles Engel, Zachary Predmore, Patricia Ebener, Janet E Kemp, Elizabeth Karras, Gretchen Haas
BACKGROUND: Women veterans are at increasingly high risk of suicide, but little is known about the concerns and needs of this population. This is, in part, owing to the low base rate of suicide and the inability to conduct retrospective interviews with individuals who died. In this study, we used a qualitative approach to gain insight about the concerns and nature of comments regarding suicidal ideation and intent among women veterans calling the Veterans Crisis Line (VCL). METHODS: Fifty-four VCL call responders were interviewed in the spring of 2015...
November 2016: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27566327/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-and-cardiovascular-disease
#17
REVIEW
Matthew M Burg, Robert Soufer
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a disabling condition that develops consequent to trauma exposure such as natural disasters, sexual assault, automobile accidents, and combat that independently increases risk for early incident cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cardiovascular (CV) mortality by over 50 % and incident hypertension risk by over 30 %. While the majority of research on PTSD and CVD has concerned initially healthy civilian and military veteran samples, emerging research is also demonstrating that PTSD consequent to the trauma of an acute cardiac event significantly increases risk for early recurrence and mortality and that patient experiences in the clinical pathway that are related to the emergency department environment may provide an opportunity to prevent PTSD onset and thus improve outcomes...
October 2016: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27560337/2-5-ce-test-hours-military-sexual-trauma-in-male-service-members
#18
Emily Contrada
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: American Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27537615/efficacy-of-warrior-renew-group-therapy-for-female-veterans-who-have-experienced-military-sexual-trauma
#19
Lori S Katz
This is a program evaluation of the Warrior Renew treatment protocol delivered in an outpatient therapy group for survivors of military sexual trauma (MST) at a Department of Veterans Affairs medical center. The group was delivered via a manualized protocol with 12 weekly topics. It includes coping skills for affect management (e.g., triggers and anxiety) and addresses unique aspects of MST including anger/resentments because of injustice and lack of closure, betrayal, and self-blame. It also addresses interpersonal factors such as relationship patterns and healthy interpersonal skills...
August 18, 2016: Psychological Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27533475/lessons-learned-in-a-clinical-trial-for-military-sexual-trauma-related-posttraumatic-stress-disorder
#20
EDITORIAL
Alina Surís, Nicholas Holder, Ryan Holliday, E Ellen Morris, Alina Surís, Nicholas Holder, Ryan Holliday, E Ellen Morris
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development
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