Accession Number : AD1022858

Title :   Mental Health Disorders, Suicide Risk, and Treatment seeking among Formerly Deployed National Guardand Reserve Service Member seen in Non VA Facilities

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Sep 2015,31 Aug 2016

Corporate Author : Geisinger Clinic Danville United States

Personal Author(s) : Boscarino,Joseph A ; Hoffman,Stuart N ; Urosevich,Thomas G ; Kirchner,H L ; Hyacinthe,Johanna C ; Adams,Richard E ; Figley,Charles R

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Report Date : 01 Oct 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The focus of the proposed study is to assess the prevalence of and risk factors for mental health disorders, variations in service use and treatment seeking among National Guard and Reserve service members seem in non-VA facilities following deployments, compared to other service members. Of the 1,343 veterans surveyed to date, 5 were female, 45 were under 64 years old, 78 were married, 96 were white race, 41 reported multiple warzone deployments, and 27 were National Guard and Reserve veterans. The prevalence of current PTSD was 7 (95 CI = 5.7-8.5). Preliminary analyses indicated that PTSD, depression, mental health service use, alcohol misuse, suicidal thoughts, and stressful life events were more common among National Guard and Reserve veterans, compared to other era veterans (p-values 0.05). However, other era veterans were more likely to rate themselves to be in fair or poor health and to have a service-connected disability (p-values 0.05).

Descriptors :   mental health , deployment , health care , military personnel , traumatic stress disorder , depression , health services , patient care management , surveys , therapeutics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE