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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098747/integrated-treatment-of-ptsd-and-substance-use-disorders-the-mediating-role-of-ptsd-improvement-in-the-reduction-of-depression
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Kristina J Korte, Kaitlin E Bountress, Rachel L Tomko, Therese Killeen, Megan Moran-Santa Maria, Sudie E Back
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) represents one of the most common mental health disorders, particularly among veterans, and is associated with significant distress and impairment. This highly debilitating disorder is further complicated by common comorbid psychiatric disorders, such as substance use disorders (SUD). Individuals with PTSD and co-occurring SUD also commonly present with secondary symptoms, such as elevated depression. Little is known, however, about how these secondary symptoms are related to treatment outcome...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093195/health-and-functioning-of-adolescents-conceived-by-assisted-reproductive-technology
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Eyal Fruchter, Ronit Beck-Fruchter, Ariel Hourvitz, Mark Weiser, Shira Goldberg, Daphna Fenchel, Liat Lerner-Geva
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the general health, mental health, and cognitive ability of assisted reproductive technology (ART)-conceived adolescents. DESIGN: A nested case-control study within a historic cohort. SETTING: Not applicable. PATIENT(S): A total of 253 ART-conceived adolescents born between 1982 and 1993 and 253 matched references according to birth year, gender, and the high-school they attended. INTERVENTION(S): None...
January 5, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087796/prior-military-service-identity-stigma-and-mental-health-among-transgender-older-adults
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Charles P Hoy-Ellis, Chengshi Shiu, Kathleen M Sullivan, Hyun-Jun Kim, Allison M Sturges, Karen I Fredriksen-Goldsen
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: Converging evidence from large community-based samples, Internet studies, and Veterans Health Administration data suggest that transgender adults have high rates of U.S. military service. However, little is known about the role of prior military service in their mental health later in life, particularly in relation to identity stigma. In this article, we examine relationships between prior military service, identity stigma, and mental health among transgender older adults...
February 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062133/cognitive-ability-lifestyle-risk-factors-and-two-year-survival-in-first-myocardial-infarction-men-a-swedish-national-registry-study
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John Wallert, Guy Madison, Claes Held, Erik Olsson
BACKGROUND: General cognitive ability (CA) is positively associated with later physical and mental health, health literacy, and longevity. We investigated whether CA estimated approximately 30years earlier in young adulthood predicted lifestyle-related risk factors and two-year survival in first myocardial infarction (MI) male patients. METHODS: Young adulthood CA estimated through psychometric testing at age 18-20years was obtained from the mandatory military conscript registry (INSARK) and linked to national quality registry SWEDEHEART/RIKS-HIA data on smoking, diabetes, hypertension, obesity (BMI>30kg/m(2)) in 60years or younger Swedish males with first MI...
December 28, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060206/tbi-and-treatment-response-in-a-randomized-trial-of-acceptance-and-commitment-therapy
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Jessica Bomyea, Ariel J Lang, Paula P Schnurr
OBJECTIVE: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs in a substantial minority of military personnel, and commonly is associated with mental health disorders and postconcussive symptoms (PCS). The implications of TBI for mental health treatment are not well understood. The present study sought to describe psychotherapy response in veterans with and without TBI. DESIGN: This is a secondary analysis from a 2-group randomized controlled trial. SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, AND MEASURES: One hundred and sixty male and female veterans participated in a multisite randomized controlled trial of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy versus Present Centered Therapy; a subset of 129 veterans were included in these analyses...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051976/military-mental-health-first-aid-development-and-preliminary-efficacy-of-a-community-training-for-improving-knowledge-attitudes-and-helping-behaviors
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Nathaniel Vincent Mohatt, Robert Boeckmann, Nicola Winkel, Dennis F Mohatt, Jay Shore
INTRODUCTION: Persistent stigma, lack of knowledge about mental health, and negative attitudes toward treatment are among the most significant barriers to military service members and veterans seeking behavioral health care. With the high rates of untreated behavioral health needs among service members and veterans, identifying effective programs for reducing barriers to care is a national priority. This study adapted Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), an evidence-based program for increasing mental health knowledge, decreasing stigma, and increasing laypeople's confidence in helping and frequency of referring people in need, for military and veteran populations and pilot tested the adapted training program with 4 Army National Guard armories...
January 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051972/characteristics-classification-and-prevention-of-child-maltreatment-fatalities
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James E McCarroll, Joscelyn E Fisher, Stephen J Cozza, Renè J Robichaux, Carol S Fullerton
BACKGROUND: Preventing child maltreatment fatalities is a critical goal of the U.S. society and the military services. Fatality review boards further this goal through the analysis of circumstances of child deaths, making recommendations for improvements in practices and policies, and promoting increased cooperation among the many systems that serve families. The purpose of this article is to review types of child maltreatment death, proposed classification models, risk and protective factors, and prevention strategies...
January 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051960/how-well-are-we-measuring-military-mental-health
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Margaret C Wilmoth, Lareina N La Flair, Melissa Azur, Bonnie L Norton, Matthew Sweeney, Thomas V Williams
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050256/factors-associated-with-unintended-weight-change-in-the-uk-armed-forces-a-cohort-study
#9
Sharon Am Stevelink, Nicola T Fear
OBJECTIVE: To examine factors associated with self-reported unintended weight change in (ex-) military personnel of the UK Armed Forces. DESIGN: A cohort study whereby a self-report questionnaire was administered at baseline (2003-2005) and follow-up (2007-2009). PARTICIPANTS: A total of 6352 former and serving military personnel of the UK Armed Forces. SETTING: United Kingdom. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Personnel were asked about socio-demographic, military and (mental) health characteristics, including screening measures for common mental health disorders...
July 2016: JRSM Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040826/consequences-of-ptsd-for-the-work-and-family-quality-of-life-of-female-and-male-u-s-afghanistan-and-iraq-war-veterans
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Dawne Vogt, Brian N Smith, Annie B Fox, Timothy Amoroso, Emily Taverna, Paula P Schnurr
PURPOSE: Although it is well established that combat-related PTSD can lead to reduced quality of life, less is known about the relative effect of PTSD on different aspects of former service members' post-military readjustment. Moreover, research on female veterans' reintegration experiences is limited. This study aimed to document the work and family quality of life of post-9/11 male and female veterans and evaluate the gender-specific impact of PTSD on veterans' work and family outcomes...
December 31, 2016: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039802/the-impact-of-a-civic-service-program-on-biopsychosocial-outcomes-of-post-9-11-u-s-military-veterans
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Monica M Matthieu, Karen A Lawrence, Emma Robertson-Blackmore
Volunteering as a health promotion intervention, improves physical health, mental health, and social outcomes particularly in older adults, yet limited research exists for veterans. We conducted a preliminary study to explore whether volunteering impacts a variety of biopsychosocial outcomes, including symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression, among returning military veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. A survey enrolling a prospective cohort of United States (U.S.) veterans who served in the military after 11 September 2001 and who participated in a national civic service program was conducted...
December 23, 2016: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018119/demystifying-the-victimized-state-a-civil-military-crisis-in-waiting
#12
Ross McGarry
The purpose of this article is to illustrate prescient issues relating to current and ex-military communities in the United Kingdom who have featured heavily within the policy arena over the past decade in relation to several key areas of importance. It will be illustrated how this population becomes visible within the public imagination (via military losses), how discourses relating to the harms they experience are structured and articulated within political and policy domains (particularly in relation to mental health) via "state talk" (qua Sim), and what the potential social consequences are for politically rendering an unproblematized populist view of current and ex-military communities (i...
January 2017: Illness, Crises, and Loss
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013081/perceived-barriers-and-facilitators-of-mental-health-service-utilization-in-adult-trauma-survivors-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Viktoria Kantor, Matthias Knefel, Brigitte Lueger-Schuster
Many trauma survivors seem to be reluctant to seek professional help. The aim of the current review was to synthesize relevant literature, and to systematically classify trauma survivors' perceived barriers and facilitators regarding mental health service utilization. The systematic search identified 19 studies addressing military personnel and 17 studies with trauma survivors of the general population. The data analysis revealed that the most prominent barriers included concerns related to stigma, shame and rejection, low mental health literacy, lack of knowledge and treatment-related doubts, fear of negative social consequences, limited resources, time, and expenses...
December 8, 2016: Clinical Psychology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005474/the-influence-of-social-support-on-dyadic-functioning-and-mental-health-among-military-personnel-during-postdeployment-reintegration
#14
Julie A Cederbaum, Sherrie L Wilcox, Kathrine Sullivan, Carrie Lucas, Ashley Schuyler
OBJECTIVES: Although many service members successfully cope with exposure to stress and traumatic experiences, others have symptoms of depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and anxiety; contextual factors may account for the variability in outcomes from these experiences. This work sought to understand mechanisms through which social support influences the mental health of service members and whether dyadic functioning mediates this relationship. METHODS: We collected cross-sectional data as part of a larger study conducted in 2013; 321 military personnel who had at least 1 deployment were included in these analyses...
January 2017: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993357/amputation-not-a-failure-for-severe-lower-extremity-combat-injury
#15
Thijs T C F van Dongen, Eelco P Huizinga, Loes G M de Kruijff, Arie C van der Krans, Jochem M Hoogendoorn, Luke P H Leenen, Rigo Hoencamp
INTRODUCTION: The use of improvised explosive devices is a frequent method of insurgents to inflict harm on deployed military personnel. Consequently, lower extremity injuries make up the majority of combat related trauma. The wounding pattern of an explosion is not often encountered in a civilian population and can lead to substantial disability. It is therefore important to study the impact of these lower extremity injuries and their treatment (limb salvage versus amputation) on functional outcome and quality of life...
December 10, 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986702/a-systems-science-approach-to-understanding-polytrauma-and-blast-related-injury-bayesian-network-model-of-data-from-a-survey-of-the-florida-national-guard
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Peter A Toyinbo, Rodney D Vanderploeg, Heather G Belanger, Andrea M Spehar, William A Lapcevic, Steven G Scott
We sought to further define the epidemiology of the complex, multiple injuries collectively known as polytrauma/blast-related injury (PT/BRI). Using a systems science approach, we performed Bayesian network modeling to find the most accurate representation of the complex system of PT/BRI and identify key variables for understanding the subsequent effects of blast exposure in a sample of Florida National Guard members (1,443 deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom and 1,655 not deployed) who completed an online survey during the period from 2009 to 2010...
December 16, 2016: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27958653/a-concept-analysis-of-stigma-perceived-by-military-service-members-who-seek-mental-health-services
#17
Stephen H A Hernandez, Brenda J Morgan, Mark B Parshall
PROBLEM: The aim of this concept analysis is to clarify military service members' stigma associated with seeking mental health services (MHS). Since 2001, over 2 million military service members have been deployed for or assigned to support military operations. Many service members develop a mental health concern during or after a deployment. Although researchers have assessed perceptions of stigma associated with accessing MHS, defining stigma is difficult, and conceptual clarity regarding stigma is lagging behind studies focused on its effects...
December 13, 2016: Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931995/descriptive-epidemiology-of-deployment-related-medical-conditions-and-shipboard-training-related-injuries-in-a-chinese-navy-population
#18
R-R Qi, J-Q Wang, L-L Pan, W Zhou, J-L Liu, J-T Ju, Y-L Cai
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the deployment-related medical conditions and shipboard tactical training-related injuries in a Chinese Navy population. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study with the Chinese Navy was conducted. METHODS: The medical records of 1543 Navy crewmembers from 2011 to 2015 were collected. The distribution and incidence rate (IR) of different types of medical conditions were provided and compared between the Aden Gulf deployment and nondeployment periods...
December 2016: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931783/reduced-p3b-brain-response-during-sustained-visual-attention-is-associated-with-remote-blast-mtbi-and-current-ptsd-in-u-s-military-veterans
#19
Casey S Gilmore, Craig A Marquardt, Seung Suk Kang, Scott R Sponheim
Approximately 275,000 American service members deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan have sustained a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), with 75% of these incidents involving an explosive blast. Combat-related mTBI is frequently associated with comorbid mental health disorders, especially posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Attention problems, including sustained attention, are common cognitive complaints of veterans with TBI and PTSD. The present study sought to examine neural correlates of sustained attention in veterans with blast mTBI and/or current PTSD...
December 5, 2016: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926681/influence-of-immediate-and-delayed-lower-limb-amputation-compared-with-lower-limb-salvage-on-functional-and-mental-health-outcomes-post-rehabilitation-in-the-u-k-military
#20
Peter Ladlow, Rhodri Phillip, Russell Coppack, John Etherington, James Bilzon, M Polly McGuigan, Alexander N Bennett
BACKGROUND: Medical practitioners face difficult decisions over whether to amputate or to salvage a lower limb that has undergone trauma. To our knowledge, there has been little evidence reporting the impact of different surgical decisions on functional and mental health outcomes following intensive rehabilitation that might inform decision-making. METHODS: This study is a retrospective, independent-group comparison of rehabilitation outcomes from a U.K. military complex trauma rehabilitation center...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
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