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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 ...

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.

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 ...

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