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PTSD May Be a Risk Factor for Autoimmune Disease Psychology Today 28 February 2020

People suffering from PTSD may be at increased risk of developing autoimmune diseases. These findings support a growing body of evidence showing a link between PTSD, stress, and physical health.

PTSD may raise diabetes risk in service members Reuters 24 May, 2010

Military service members with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are more likely to develop diabetes than their counterparts without PTSD symptoms, results of a new study hint. While previous research has suggested that depression increases the risk of diabetes, the new study of more than 44,000 active duty service members suggests another stronger association.

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Giving Birth after Battle: Increased Risk of Postpartum Depression for Women in Military Science & Sensibility 11 November 2013

Today, November 11th is Veteran's Day in the United States and Americans honor those who have served and continue to serve in the Armed Forces in order to protect our country. Today on Science & Sensibility, regular contributor Walker Karraa, PhD, takes a look at the impact serving in battle has on women who go on to birth. In an exclusive interview with expert Cynthia LeardMann, Walker shares with S&S readers what the study says and receives more indepth information that provides additional insight into just what women in the military face in regards to their increased risk of PPMADs.

Pre-Existing Insomnia Linked to PTSD and Other Mental Disorders After Military Deployment Science Daily 28 June 2013<

Pre-Existing Insomnia Linked to PTSD and Other Mental Disorders After Military Deployment Science Daily - 28 June 2013 The new study, published in the July 2013 issue of the journal SLEEP, found that pre-existing insomnia symptoms conferred almost as a large of a risk for those mental disorders as combat exposure.

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...

Long Term study to track health effects of military service Stars and Stripes newspaper June 16, 2005

WASHINGTON - Researchers will track more than 100,000 service members over the next 17 years to help gauge the health effects of military service, overseas deployment and combat exposure. The Millennium Cohort Study - which researchers say is the largest of its kind ...

Experts look at how sexual assault impacts male service members Stars and Stripes Okinawa 26 October 2017

Sexual assault within the military continues to receive increasing attention. While sexual assault happens to both men and women in the military, little is known about the impact of sexual assault on men.

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.

Transition assistance a foundation for returning to civilian life The American Legion 09 March 2020

A successful transition from the military to civilian life is important for servicemembers and their families, and the Department of Defense is constantly seeking improvement in the Transition Assistance Program (TAP).

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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