Stigma, barriers to care, and use of mental health services among active duty and National Guard soldiers after combat.

@article{Kim2010StigmaBT,
  title={Stigma, barriers to care, and use of mental health services among active duty and National Guard soldiers after combat.},
  author={Paul Y Kim and Jeffrey Thomas and Joshua E. Wilk and Carl Andrew Castro and Charles W. Hoge},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  year={2010},
  volume={61 6},
  pages={582-8}
}
OBJECTIVE This study examined rates of utilization of mental health care among active duty and National Guard soldiers with mental health problems three and 12 months after they returned from combat in Iraq. Stigma and barriers to care were also reported for each component (active duty and National Guard). METHODS Cross-sectional, anonymous surveys were administered to 10,386 soldiers across both time points and components. Mean scores from 11 items measuring stigma and barriers to care were… CONTINUE READING

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