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Military sexual trauma increases risk for homelessness, particularly among men

April 20, 2016

Screening positively for military sexual trauma was independently associated with postdeployment homelessness, particularly among male veterans, according to recent findings.

“The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs defines military sexual trauma as ‘psychological trauma, which in the judgment of a mental health professional employed by the Department, resulted from a physical assault of a sexual nature, battery of a sexual nature, or sexual harassment which occurred while the veteran was serving on active duty or active duty for training,’” Emily Brignone, BS, of VA Salt Lake City Health Care System, and colleagues wrote. “Approximately 25% of female and 1% of male veterans report having experienced [military sexual trauma] during their military service. Military sexual trauma is related to adverse outcomes following separation from the military, including [PTSD], depressive disorders, substance use disorders and higher rates of co-occurrence among these diagnoses. Military sexual trauma is also associated with poorer family relations and lower quality of life.”

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Gender mediates how peritraumatic emotions predict posttraumatic emotions

April 18, 2016
PHILADELPHIA — The association between peritraumatic disgust and PTSD symptoms was mediated by posttraumatic disgust and guilt among men and women, according to…
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Childhood abuse increases risk for migraine, depression, anxiety

April 15, 2016
Emotional and sexual abuse during childhood had a significant and direct impact on migraine, depression and anxiety outcomes in adulthood, while physical abuse did not…
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Mild traumatic brain injury affects fear processing, post-deployment PTSD risk

April 14, 2016
PHILADELPHIA — Experiencing mild traumatic brain injury before and during deployment was associated with changes in acquisition and retention of conditioned fear…
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Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services November 2015 CNE Activity

This activity is co-provided by Villanova University College of Nursing and SLACK Incorporated.

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Child abuse in youth organizations rare compared with other settings

February 9, 2016
Child abuse, including verbal, physical and sexual abuse, rarely occurred in youth-serving organizations when compared with abuse committed by family…

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February 5, 2016
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Prolonged grief, PTSD common after sudden cardiac death of young relative

February 2, 2016
Prolonged grief and posttraumatic stress symptoms were reported among approximately half of family members following sudden cardiac death of a…
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Child abuse exposure common among military personnel, increases suicide risk

January 27, 2016
Individuals exposed to child abuse may be more likely to enter the military and exposure may increase their risk for suicide-related outcomes…
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IPV increases depression risk, severity in pregnant women

January 25, 2016
Secondary analysis of a population-based, randomized controlled trial indicated intimate partner violence was statistically significantly associated…

Wolters Kluwer, ANF, Penn Nursing release mobile PTSD toolkit app

January 20, 2016
Wolters Kluwer recently announced the release of a mobile version of the PTSD toolkit from the American Nurses Foundation and the University of…
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Mindfulness program effective for stress, trauma in urban middle school students

January 15, 2016
An adapted mindfulness-based stress reduction program effectively reduced stress and trauma symptoms among urban middle school students, according to…

Alcohol abuse most common among veterans seeking substance abuse treatment in 2013

January 11, 2016
Recent findings show veterans who sought substance abuse treatment at a non-Veterans Affairs facility were most likely to use alcohol, followed by…
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Teens hospitalized for violent, substance-related injury at long-term risk for additional harms

January 5, 2016
Long-term risks for death and other subsequent adversity-related injuries were increased among adolescents initially hospitalized for injuries…
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Enemy combat tactics may increase PTSD risk

January 4, 2016
Recent findings showed certain enemy combat tactics significantly increased risk for PTSD among male veterans of the Iraqi war, while risk among…
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