Preventing PTSD and Depression and Reducing Health Care Costs in the Military: A Call for Building Resilience Among Service Members.

@article{Vyas2016PreventingPA,
  title={Preventing PTSD and Depression and Reducing Health Care Costs in the Military: A Call for Building Resilience Among Service Members.},
  author={Kartavya J Vyas and Susan F Fesperman and Bonnie J Nebeker and Steven K Gerard and Nicholas D Boyd and Eileen M Delaney and Jennifer Webb-Murphy and Scott L Johnston},
  journal={Military medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={181 10},
  pages={1240-1247}
}
The present study investigates the role of psychological resilience in protecting against the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and comorbid PTSD and depression; and estimates the percent reductions in incidence of, and associated treatment cost savings for, each condition as a function of increasing resilience. A retrospective cohort of mental health care-seeking service members (n = 2,171) completed patient-reported outcome measures approximately every 10 weeks… CONTINUE READING