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Trends and risk factors for mental health diagnoses among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans using Department of Veterans Affairs health care, 2002-2008.
TLDR
Mental health diagnoses increased substantially after the start of the Iraq War among specific subgroups of returned veterans entering VA health care and early targeted interventions may prevent chronic mental illness.
Five Essential Elements of Immediate and Mid–Term Mass Trauma Intervention: Empirical Evidence
TLDR
A worldwide panel of experts on the study and treatment of those exposed to disaster and mass violence was assembled to extrapolate from related fields of research, and to gain consensus on intervention principles.
VA mental health services utilization in Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in the first year of receiving new mental health diagnoses.
TLDR
Only a minority of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with new PTSD diagnoses received a recommended number and intensity of VA mental health treatment sessions within the first year of diagnosis.
Five Essential Elements of Immediate and Mid–Term Mass Trauma Intervention: Empirical Evidence
TLDR
A worldwide panel of experts on the study and treatment of those exposed to disaster and mass violence is assembled to extrapolate from related fields of research, and to gain consensus on intervention principles.
The Coming-Out Process and Its Adaptational and Health-Related Associations Among Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Youths: Stipulation and Exploration of a Model
TLDR
A model is proposed and explored that links the coming-out process to the psychological functioning and sexual behaviors of gay, lesbian, and bisexual youths recruited from gay-focused community-based and college organizations in New York City and finds limited involvement in gay/lesbian activities was associated with more unprotected sex.
The impact of reported direct and indirect killing on mental health symptoms in Iraq war veterans.
TLDR
Mental health assessment and treatment should address reactions to killing to optimize readjustment following deployment, especially among soldiers returning from Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Association of mental health disorders with prescription opioids and high-risk opioid use in US veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan.
TLDR
Mental health diagnoses, especially PTSD, were associated with an increased risk of receiving opioids for pain, high-risk opioid use, and adverse clinical outcomes among US veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan.
Prevalence and psychological correlates of complicated grief among bereaved adults 2.5-3.5 years after September 11th attacks.
TLDR
In multivariate analyses, CG was associated with female gender, loss of a child, death of deceased at the World Trade Center, and live exposure to coverage of the attacks on television.
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