Press Coverage

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A Drug to Cure Fear The New York Times 22 January 2016

A study that will be published next month found that the escalating use of stimulants by the military in active duty soldiers, including those serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, was strongly correlated with an increase in the rates of PTSD, even when controlling for other factors, like the rate of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The study examined the use of prescription stimulants, like Ritalin and Adderall, and the rates of PTSD in nearly 26,000 military service members between 2001 and 2008, and found that the incidence of PTSD increased along with the prescriptions.

A Postwar Picture of Resilience New York Times 5 February 2012

According to mounting scientific evidence, the prevalence of post-traumatic stress syndrome among veterans of recent wars is substantially lower than is commonly believed.

AFRL researcher helps lead largest military health study Wright-Patterson Air Force Base website April 17, 2007

More than 300,000 active duty and retired service men and women will receive a valuable document soon --not of financial worth but which could be a key to optimized performance and improved health and longevity for the nation's military personnel ...

After combat, do military moms get more depressed than women without kids? Washington Post 25 January 2013

"Women who deploy and report combat-associated exposures after childbirth are significantly more likely to screen positive for maternal depression than are women who did not deploy after childbirth," concluded the study, titled "Is Military Deployment a Risk Factor for Maternal Depression?" and appearing in the Journal of Women's Health.

After combat, soldiers turning to alcohol MSNBC.com August 12, 2008

CHICAGO - National Guard and Reserve combat troops in Iraq and Afghanistan are more likely to develop drinking problems than active-duty soldiers, a new military study suggests ...

Air Force Portal announces approach of 2007 survey Air Force Portal February 27, 2007

The online portal run by the United States Air Force recently posted an announcement acknowledging the approach of the Millennium Cohort Study's 2007 Survey Effort. Because this announcement is behind a password-protected site, the link provided above will open a window with a snapshot of the Air Force Portal's posting ...

Alcohol a problem for stressed returning soldiers USA Today August 12, 2008

CHICAGO (AP) - National Guard and Reserve combat troops in Iraq and Afghanistan are more likely to develop drinking problems than active-duty U.S. soldiers, a new military study suggests ...

Alcohol and returning troops ABC2News.com August 13, 2008

Baltimore's ABC2News.com reports that as U.S. troops return from war, a new study finds some may experience serious problems with alcohol ...

Bringing Military Medicine Into Clearer Focus Advance for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine 5 April 2010

The "Advance for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine" publication covers some cutting edge military medicine research that is currently ongoing. Highlighted in this article is the Millennium Cohort Study's contributions to U.S. military's epidemiological efforts.

Cause and Effect: The Millennium Cohort Study focuses on the long-term health-care consequences of deployment The American Legion Magazine October 2010

Since 2001, the Department of Defense has been conducting a large-scale, long-term study of military personnel and veterans to help close the information gap. The Millennium Cohort Study randomly selected the first of what were eventually about 150,000 participants from all service branches, the National Guard and the reserves, asking them to answer health-related questionnaires once every three years over a span of 21 years.

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