Thomas V Williams

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Studies of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have predominantly focused on victims of trauma. Some studies have examined the after-effects of a person's own violent actions in combat or police situations. However, there is a sparsity of literature examining the development of PTSD in convicted perpetrators of violent crime, and there is no literature(More)
BACKGROUND US military suicides have increased substantially over the past decade and currently account for almost 20% of all military deaths. We investigated the associations of a comprehensive set of time-varying risk factors with suicides among current and former military service members. METHODS We did a retrospective multivariate analysis of all US(More)
This study examines whether the relationship between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-deployment binge drinking is independent of screening positive for mental health problems among male and female service members. Data are from the Substance Use and Psychological Injury Combat Study of Army members returning from deployment to Afghanistan or Iraq in(More)
Background Problems associated with alcohol and drug use are a critical area for intervention development within the Department of Defense (DoD). Little is known about the impact of deployment on illicit drug use. This study is the first to study drug use problems with objective drug test data among military members returning from deployment. Using(More)
Background The association between combat exposure and injuries with postdeployment behavioral health problems has been well studied, yet few studies examine separately the exposures and problems reported by females. This study explores the postdeployment self-report of combat exposure and injury and the postdeployment behavioral health screening results of(More)
OBJECTIVES We identified to what extent the Department of Defense postdeployment health surveillance program identifies at-risk drinking, alone or in conjunction with psychological comorbidities, and refers service members who screen positive for additional assessment or care. METHODS We completed a cross-sectional analysis of 333 803 US Army active duty(More)
Hedgehog (Hh) signaling regulates the growth of malignant gliomas by a ligand-dependent mechanism. The cellular source of Sonic Hh ligand and mode of signaling have not been clearly defined due to the lack of methods to definitively identify neoplastic cells in glioma specimens. Using an antibody specific for mutant isocitrate dehydrogenase protein(More)
Authors alone are responsible for opinions expressed in the contribution and for its clearance through their federal health agency, if required. ABSTRACT This study described rates and predictors of Army National Guard and Army Reserve members' enrollment in and utilization of Veteran Health Administration (VHA) services in the 365 days following(More)
Gender differences in substance use treatment utilization in the year prior to deployment in Army service members" (2013). a b s t r a c t a r t i c l e i n f o Keywords: Army Substance use treatment utilization Substance use diagnosis Military deployment Propensity score model Gelberg-Andersen behavioral model for vulnerable populations Gender disparities(More)
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