Greater prevalence of post‐traumatic stress disorder and depression in deployed Canadian Armed Forces personnel at risk for moral injury

@article{Nazarov2018GreaterPO,
  title={Greater prevalence of post‐traumatic stress disorder and depression in deployed Canadian Armed Forces personnel at risk for moral injury},
  author={Anthony Nazarov and Deniz Fikretoglu and A Liu and Megan M. Thompson and Mark Zamorski},
  journal={Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  year={2018},
  volume={137}
}
A link between moral injury (i.e., the psychological distress caused by perceived moral transgressions) and adverse mental health outcomes (AMHO) has been recently proposed. However, the prevalence of exposure to morally injurious events and the associated risk of experiencing AMHO remains understudied. 
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