Shannon Corey Miller

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Although documentation that war inflicts psychological casualties dates back to the American Civil War and earlier, most research began after the Vietnam conflict, when studies focused on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). With ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, there has been significant research to illuminate the epidemiology of war-related(More)
AIMS To characterize smokeless tobacco initiation and persistence in relation to deployment, combat, occupation, smoking and mental health symptoms. DESIGN Prospective cohort, utilizing self-reported survey data from the Millennium Cohort Study. SETTING US military service members in all branches including active duty, reserve and National Guard. (More)
OBJECTIVES The U.S. Air Force has adopted a policy "strongly discourag(ing) the use of ... ephedra." However, the literature regarding this topic is limited and widely opinioned. In light of growing public and medical debate over the safety and efficacy of ephedrine-type alkaloid-containing dietary supplements, a review of the literature and assessment of(More)
Pathologic gambling disorder and problem gambling are becoming increasingly common in the United States as more states legalize gambling. Although gambling-related disorders can cause devastating consequences, well-studied treatments are few. Fortunately, clinical experience suggests that pathologic gambling disorder is highly treatable. In this article,(More)
As part of a synthesis of evidence regarding the abuse and addiction liability of dextromethorphan (DM), an over-the-counter cough medicine available in over 140 preparations, an uncommonly published case of dextromethorphan dependence (addiction) is described, with specific, rarely published complications. The individual was interviewed and several medical(More)
OBJECTIVES Combat exposure is known to increase the risk for mental disorders; however, less is known about the temporal relationship between mental disorders and alcohol misuse or smoking. To better understand these interrelationships, this study investigated mental disorders in association with hazardous drinking and cigarette smoking. METHODS Using(More)
OBJECTIVE Military personnel are at increased risk for traumatic brain injury (TBI) from combat and noncombat exposures. The sequelae of moderate to severe TBI are well described, but little is known regarding long-term performance decrements associated with mild TBI. Furthermore, while alcohol and drug use are well known to increase risk for TBI, little is(More)