Navigation Links
Study finds 1 in 5 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans suffer from PTSD or major depression
Date:4/17/2008

stan over the past six years. The RAND study is the first to comprehensively assess the current needs of returned service members from all branches of the military.

Researchers concluded that a major national effort is needed to expand and improve the capacity of the mental health system to provide effective care to service members and veterans. The effort must include the military, veteran and civilian health care systems, and should focus on training more providers to use high-quality, evidence-based treatment methods and encouraging service members and veterans to seek needed care.

Since October 2001, about 1.6 million U.S. troops have deployed to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, with many exposed to prolonged periods of combat-related stress or traumatic events. Early evidence suggests that the psychological toll of the deployments may be disproportionately high compared with physical injuries.

Tanielian and project co-leader Lisa Jaycox headed a group of 25 RAND researchers who conducted a three-pronged assessment of the needs of returning service members: a national survey of those who had served in Iraq and Afghanistan to assess their psychological and cognitive injuries; economic modeling to estimate the cost not only of providing needed treatment, as well as the costs associated with lost productivity and suicide; and an assessment of treatment services that are available to service members, as well as barriers to treatment.

Researchers surveyed 1,965 service members from 24 communities across the country to assess their exposure to traumatic events and possible brain injury while deployed, evaluate current symptoms of psychological illness, and gauge whether they have received care for combat-related problems.

Service members reported exposure to a wide range of traumatic events while deployed, with half saying they had a friend who was seriously wounded or killed, 45 percent reporting they saw dead or s
'/>"/>

Contact: Warren Robak
robak@rand.org
310-451-6913
RAND Corporation
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related medicine news :

1. RIT study: Sign language interpreters at high ergonomic risk
2. U-M study: Work hassles hamper sleep
3. Study provides new understanding of forces behind seasonal flu virus evolution
4. Seasonal Flu Outbreaks Start in Asia: Study
5. Study examines the effect of epilepsy on the aging
6. Study shows pine bark naturally reduces osteoarthritis
7. Study Shows Pine Bark Naturally Reduces Osteoarthritis
8. Study suggests too much screen time and not enough physical activity may lead to childhood obesity
9. St. Jude gene study reveals basis of anticancer drug resistance in childhood leukemia
10. UAB study shows investigational drug may treat biliary cancers
11. Study shows that high-dose, high-frequency interferon produces no additional benefit
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/17/2014)... September 17, 2014 A raucous childhood ... come together to form author Nancy Chovancek’s laughter-filled new ... is a collection of short stories that prove the ... fun. With a positive message of empowerment and resilience, ... is a proven author with two books under her ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Diabetes currently ... the Telegraph in August 2014, scientists made several ... diabetes, but still failed. The article indicates that cure ... this existing fact, there are many forward-thinking entrepreneurs and ... treatment in a natural way. Dr. Kenneth Pullman is ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... September 17, 2014 In honor of ... offers tips to health IT professionals for gaining a ... recent study by HIMSS shows demand for qualified health ... candidate’s skill set is the differentiating factor when filling ... an IT professional that has clinical workflow and terminology ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 On October ... wellness to the lineup at Techmanity, a celebration of ... next generation of tech events,” Techmanity will host the ... excited to join the ranks of Cisco, PayPal, Samsung, ... ever Silicon Valley Technology Conference. , Voom was created ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... 17, 2014 Presence Technology, a ... launched Presence Suite 10.0, which incorporates significant enhancements ... customer experience. , The Contact Center Agents and ... supervisors can get a better feel for the ... contributing most and who requires additional coaching or ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Discover a Safe and Effective Treatment for Diabetes with The Diabetes Protocol – Vinamy 2Health News:American Sentinel University Offers Tips to Health IT Professionals for Gaining Competitive Edge in the Job Market 2Health News:American Sentinel University Offers Tips to Health IT Professionals for Gaining Competitive Edge in the Job Market 3Health News:American Sentinel University Offers Tips to Health IT Professionals for Gaining Competitive Edge in the Job Market 4Health News:Health and Wellness Startup Voom Announces Sponsorship at Techmanity 2Health News:Presence Technology’s 10.0 Release Drives Contact Center Web Supervisor Effectiveness While Reducing Operation Costs and Delivering Enterprise Grade Scalability 2
... a 15 Percent Increase in Prescription Drug,Costs ... from HealthLeaders-InterStudy, NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 21 ... market intelligence, reports that Excellus,BlueCross BlueShield will ... programs and public education efforts. According to ...
... July 21 Sound Pharmaceuticals (SPI) has,received an ... $1.6 million,to optimize its lead drug candidate for ... regenerating auditory sensory cells,within the inner ear of ... CKI. CKIs shut down cell division or proliferation ...
... Neurologic and Orthopedic Hospital of Chicago offers information on prevention and ... downloadable pdf, the reference tool offers tips for reducing risks, including ... ... 21, 2008 -- It's estimated that more than 1.4 million women ...
... - Organization Seeks Broad Industry & Allied Support -, ... -- Building,on the momentum of the CATalyst Summit in ... its formation to address alarming,statistics about feline health care ... manager, Pfizer Animal Health will serve as chair., ...
... common sense measures can reduce the risk, expert says , , SATURDAY, ... serious injury and death among elderly people in the United States, ... American Geriatric Society (AGS). , "There are many steps people can ... Something as small as using a night light in a dark ...
... But giving mice on the wagon an antidepressant restored brain,s ... News) -- Giving up your few drinks a day may ... , "Our research in an animal model establishes a causal ... author Clyde W. Hodge, a professor of psychiatry and pharmacology ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New York's Excellus BlueCross BlueShield to Continue Generic Medication Promotion to Help Control Costs 2Health News:Sound Pharmaceuticals Receives Additional DoD Funding for Its Hearing Regeneration Product 2Health News:Complimentary Sports Injury Prevention Pamphlet for Women Offered by NOHC of Chicago 2Health News:Complimentary Sports Injury Prevention Pamphlet for Women Offered by NOHC of Chicago 3Health News:CATalyst Council Forms to Address Feline Health Care 2Health News:CATalyst Council Forms to Address Feline Health Care 3Health News:Falls Are Top Cause of Injury, Death Among Elderly 2Health News:Research Finds Causal Link Between Ending Drinking, Depression 2
(Date:9/16/2014)... 2014 Research and Markets has announced ... report to their offering. Animal vaccines ... Animal vaccines are generally prepared from weakened or dead microbes ... state. Some of the animal vaccines are also formulated using ... or toxic components. These components act as ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... Wash. , Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... a late stage development company engaged primarily ... medical isotopes for diagnostic and therapeutic applications, ... for technology related to its brachytherapy products.  ... arise from its license from Battelle, under ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... Surgeons at The Children,s Hospital of ... the first successful use of a SynCardia temporary Total ... failing Fontan circulation to bridge him to a heart ... the patient received a Fontan circulation procedure to address ... Fontan operation is the final planned palliative operation for ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Animal Vaccines Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Bayer, Elanco, Merck, Novartis, Sanofi and Zoetis 2Global Animal Vaccines Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Bayer, Elanco, Merck, Novartis, Sanofi and Zoetis 3Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation Licensed Brachytherapy Seed Patent Granted 2Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation Licensed Brachytherapy Seed Patent Granted 3Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation Licensed Brachytherapy Seed Patent Granted 413-Year-Old Boy with Failed Fontan Circulation Bridged to Transplant Using the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart, Published in Annals of Thoracic Surgery 213-Year-Old Boy with Failed Fontan Circulation Bridged to Transplant Using the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart, Published in Annals of Thoracic Surgery 3
... , , , WASHINGTON, July ... Zeitz issued the following statement today on the eve of Secretary ... , , "We applaud Secretary Clinton,s decision to ... her visit on preventing conflict and violence, including gender-based violence, on ...
... , , , ... fashion designer Joanne Scott went through a cancer treatment that changed her ... the first person in the world to receive an injection of tumor-activated ... Her doctors at the Royal Free Hospital in London recommended ...
Cached Medicine Technology:GAA Calls on Secretary Clinton to Speak Out Against Gender-Based Violence During Her Africa Trip 2British Woman Celebrates a Year of Living Cancer-Free 2British Woman Celebrates a Year of Living Cancer-Free 3British Woman Celebrates a Year of Living Cancer-Free 4
This handheld reference is a practical guide to established surgical oncology principles for each organ system....
The Editors and Contributors are a virtual "Who's Who" in surgery, and they have prepared an outstanding program that provides expert advice on a full range of problems. Destined to be the "gold stan...
The First Aid for the Surgery Clerkship is designed to prepare for the surgery clerkship examination and provides clinical diagnosis and treatment of many of the problems seen by surgeons....
CURRENT Consult: Surgery brings you authoritative clinical answers on more than 360 surgically treated disorders in the most efficient format, perfectly devised for the busy physician....
Medicine Products: