Veterans PTSD

Substance-Use Disorders Linked to Increased Risk of Death for Veterans with PTSD

Substance-Use Disorders Linked to Increased Risk of Death for Veterans with PTSD

Association between drug, alcohol problems and mortality most prominent in younger veterans with PTSD, including those from Iraq, Afghanistan Veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder who are also battling drug or alcohol problems face a higher risk of death, according to new research from the University of Michigan Health System and the VA Ann Arbor […]

Suicidal Thoughts Linked To Experiences Of War Time Killing For Vietnam-era Veterans

Suicidal Thoughts Linked To Experiences Of War Time Killing For Vietnam-era Veterans

New research published this month in Depression and Anxiety considers the link between killing in war time and later suicidal thoughts in Vietnam-era veterans. The study discovered veterans were twice as likely to have reported suicidal thoughts if they had faced more direct experience involving killing, that those veterans who had few to no experiences of killing. For the purpose of this study, researchers defined four variables to evaluate the ‘experience of killing’; these include killing enemy soldiers, prisoners general civilians and killing or injuring women, children or the elderly.

Veterans With PTSD Have Almost Twice The Risk Of Dementia

Veterans With PTSD Have Almost Twice The Risk Of Dementia

New research released by the VA Medical Center, Texas reports of a link between PTSD and dementia. The research suggests Veterans suffering PTSD had almost a double risk of later being diagnosed with dementia that those who did not exhibit PTSD symptoms.