Press Coverage

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For Many Soldiers, Mental-Health Issues Start Before Enlistment Wall Street Journal 5 December 2019

The Millennium Cohort Study, Army STARRS, and other studies show that mental-health issues among troops can stem from childhood trauma, which is nearly impossible to screen for and something experts say shouldn't necessarily disqualify recruits.

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.

Deployment Factors Are Not Related to Rise in Military Suicides New York Times 6 Aug 2013

The record number of military suicides seen in recent years may not be directly due to extended deployments or combat experience, according to a new study. This data analysis, funded by the Department of Defense, suggests that the real reason behind the growing number of military suicides is underlying mental health issues in this population.

NHRC Researchers Report Physical Activity is Associated with Decreased PTSD Symptoms The All Services Exchange 7 June 2012

New study results recently reported in May/June issue of Public Health Reports reveal important associations between the development of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and physical activity levels among U.S. service members.

Report Examines Readjustment Needs of Veterans and Troops US Medicine 8 April 2013

DoD and VA should sponsor longitudinal studies to answer questions regarding long-term effect of TBI, PTSD and other mental health disorders, a recent IoM report recommended. The report suggested that current studies like the Millennium Cohort Study and the Longitudinal Health Study of the Gulf War Era Veterans may provide a platform for long-term followup.

Respiratory Symptoms and Conditions Reported Among Military Personnel Deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan MHS Vital Signs 9 December 2009

A study recently published by researchers at the Naval Health Research Center addresses concerns about respiratory conditions among persons deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.

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 ...

The Post-Traumatic Stress Trap Scientific American Magazine April 2009

A growing number of experts insist that the concept of post-traumatic stress disorder is itself disordered and that soldiers are suffering as a result...

What We Can Learn in 21 Years US Medicine April 2010

Results [from the Millennium Cohort Study] ... are being regularly reported and are better informing DoD, VA and other medical providers on how to best care for those who are serving our nation. More than 30 publications of findings from the Millennium Cohort Study have already appeared in medical and scientific journals.

Part-time soldiers at higher risk for alcohol problems after deployment MedPage Today August 12, 2008

SAN DIEGO -- National Guard and reserve troops deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan were more likely than active-duty personnel to drink heavily when they came home, found researchers here ...

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