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Combat duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, mental health problems and barriers to care.
TLDR
The findings indicate that among the study groups there was a significant risk of mental health problems and that the subjects reported important barriers to receiving mental health services, particularly the perception of stigma among those most in need of such care.
Prevalence of mental health problems and functional impairment among active component and National Guard soldiers 3 and 12 months following combat in Iraq.
TLDR
The prevalence rates of PTSD and depression after returning from combat ranged from 9% to 31% depending on the level of functional impairment reported, and the high comorbidity with alcohol misuse and aggression highlights the need for comprehensive postdeployment screening.
Mild traumatic brain injury in U.S. Soldiers returning from Iraq.
TLDR
Mildtraumatic brain injury occurring among soldiers deployed in Iraq is strongly associated with PTSD and physical health problems 3 to 4 months after the soldiers return home, and after adjustment for PTSD and depression, mild traumatic brain injury was no longer significantly associated with these physical health outcomes or symptoms, except for headache.
Prevalence of mental health problems, treatment need, and barriers to care among primary care-seeking spouses of military service members involved in Iraq and Afghanistan deployments.
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The data show spouses have similar rates of mental health problems compared to soldiers, and services were most often received from primary care physicians, rather than specialty mental health professionals, which may relate to the lack of availability ofmental health services for spouses on military installations.
Combat duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, mental health problems, and barriers to care.
TLDR
It is indicated that among the study groups there was a significant risk of mental health problems and that the subjects reported important barriers to receiving mental health services, particularly the perception of stigma among those most in need of such care.
The Intensity of Combat and Behavioral Health Status
TLDR
It is reported that level of combat is the main determinant of behavioral health challenges, followed by deployment-related issues (length, frequency, time between deployments), and that Soldiers were more likely to be deployed longer than Marines.
Battlemind debriefing and battlemind training as early interventions with soldiers returning from iraq: Randomization by platoon.
TLDR
Compared to stress education participants, large group Battlemind training participants with high combat exposure reported fewer posttraumatic stress symptoms and lower levels of stigma and, regardless of combat exposure, reported fewer depression symptoms.
A group randomized trial of critical incident stress debriefing provided to U.S. peacekeepers.
TLDR
For those soldiers reporting the highest degree of exposure to mission stressors, CISD was minimally associated with lower reports of posttraumatic stress and aggression, higher perceived organizational support, and more alcohol problems than SMC and SO.
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