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Individual augmentees do not report increased mental health symptoms. Combat and Operational Stress Research Quarterly Summer 2012

Deployment as a Navy individual augmentee (IA) was not significantly associated with newly reported PTSD or symptoms of mental health problems (including PTSD, depression, panic or other anxiety and alcohol-related problems) compared with non-IA deployment.

Article is on page 3 of the Summer 2012 issue
PTSD symptom trajectories among deployed U.S. military personnel. Combat and Operational Stress Research Quarterly Summer 2012

Analysis of U.S. service members who had deployed either once or multiple times revealed that both groups shared very similar PTSD trajectories over time, with the vast majority (83% single deployers, 85% multiple deployers) displaying a low-stable (resilient) symptom pattern that lasted from pre-deployment to several years post-deployment. The other PTSD symptom trajectory patterns included moderate-improving (8%, 8.5%), worsening-chronic (6.7%, 4.5%), high-stable (2.2% single deployers only) and high-improving (2.2% multiple deployers only).

Article is on page 5 of the Summer 2012 issue
New-onset PTSD/depression risk in deployed healthcare professionals Combat and Operational Stress Research Quarterly Summer 2013

Military healthcare professionals have similar rates of new-onset PTSD or depression compared to those in other military occupations. Similar to other types of military personnel, combat exposure was the key factor that increased the rates of new-onset PTSD/depression in this sample, as deployed healthcare professionals with combat exposure had twice the odds of new-onset PTSD/depression compared to those deployed without combat exposure.

Article is on page 3 of the Summer 2013 issue
Insomnia and poor sleep duration pre-deployment are associated with development of PTSD, anxiety and depression after first deployment Combat and Operational Stress Research Quarterly 30 April 2014

Among service members with no history of mental disorder diagnosis or psychotropic medication prescription, and who screened negative for depression, anxiety, PTSD and panic pre-deployment, 3.4% developed PTSD, less than 1% developed anxiety and less than 2% developed depression after first deployment. Service members who reported sleeping fewer than six hours per night pre-deployment were significantly more likely to develop PTSD than those sleeping seven hours per night. Additionally, those reporting insomnia symptoms pre-deployment were at higher risk for new-onset PTSD, anxiety and depression.

Military suicide associated with male gender, mental illness and occupation Combat and Operational Stress Research Quarterly 30 April 2014

Analysis of factors associated with death by suicide during and after military service found that suicide was most common among those with bipolar disorder, depression and alcohol-related problems. Additionally, death by suicide was associated with fewer cumulative days of deployment, the occupation of combat specialist, deployment experience pre-2001 and male gender. Overall, 12.8% of the deaths in the current sample were due to suicide.

Military Alcohol Abuse CNN online August 13, 2008

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on new findings from the Millennium Cohort Study, showing that troops returning from war zones are more prone to drinking problems ...

Millennium Cohort: Largest Long-Term Health Study in Military History Army Knowledge Online Newsletter Issue 20, August 2007

The Millennium Cohort Study is the largest prospective health study ever undertaken by the Department of Defense. Designed to assess the health risks of military occupations, military deployment, and general military service, the cohort is tracking the health status...

Sleepless Soldiers: Study Suggests That Military Deployment Affects Sleep Patterns American Academy of Sleep Medicine 1 December 2010

A study in the Dec. 1 issue of the journal SLEEP found that deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan significantly influenced sleep quality and quantity in a population of 41,225 military service personnel. The study suggests that the promotion of healthier sleep patterns may be beneficial for military service members.

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DoD study ongoing to investigate Airmen's health Air Force Press News May 27, 2005

SAN ANTONIO - An ongoing Department of Defense health study will ultimately examine health surveys submitted by service members throughout 20 years. The joint-service Millennium Cohort Study will evaluate the health risks ...

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 ...

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