A Comparative Study of United States Service Members With and Without a History of Inpatient Psychiatric Hospitalization on Post Deployment Trauma, Depression, and Hazardous Alcohol Use Symptoms
Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences Bethesda United States
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The prevalence of mental disorders in the United States U.S. military hasincreased significantly since the onset of Operation Enduring Freedom OEF in 2001and Operation Iraqi Freedom OIF in 2003 and mental disorders are currently the leading reason for admission among U.S. service members. However, despite the growing population of psychiatrically hospitalized service members, no studies to datehave examined how these service members compare to the general military population on prevalence of psychiatric symptoms and hazardous alcohol use following deployment.