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Predicting post-traumatic stress disorders in deployed veterans
Date:12/13/2007

Richardson is a psychiatrist with Parkwood Hospital, part of St. Josephs Health Care, London and a professor with the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at The University of Western Ontario. His team conducted a random, national survey of more than a thousand Canadian peacekeeping veterans with service-related disabilities. The participants were below the age of 65 and had served with the Canadian Forces from 1990 to 1999.

The research, published in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, found a third of veterans who were deployed more than once suffered probable clinical depression, and 30 per cent of those deployed one time were affected. The rates of probable PTSD were 11% for those deployed once and 15% for those deployed more than once. The authors also found soldiers were more likely to have PTSD and more severe symptoms if they were young, single, or had multiple deployments.

This study has important clinical implications because understanding such risk factors can help predict potential psychiatric problems in veterans who have been deployed, says Richardson. The high rates of depression observed in deployed veterans can have a significant impact when they seek treatment for PTSD because depression must be aggressively treated to help patients respond more effectively to psychotherapy. Many veterans are also living and working in the community as civilians, therefore it is important that primary care physicians and psychiatrists become more knowledgeable about the emotional impact of military deployment and screen for possible PTSD."


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Contact: Kathy Wallis
kathy.wallis@schulich.uwo.ca
519-661-2111 x81136
University of Western Ontario
Source:Eurekalert

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