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Prospective Analysis of Risk Factors Related to Depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Deployed United States Navy Personnel
Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences Bethesda United States
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United States Navy personnel have deployed in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom more than any other past conflicts. This study assessed effects of deployment risk factors i.e., combat exposure, prior deployments, component type, immediate risk for post traumatic stress andor depression, and pre-deployment mental health care on Navy personnels risk for depression and post traumatic stress disorder 3 to 6 months post-deployment. Post-deployment n 1,052 and full deployment n 687 samples of U.S. Navy personnel gathered from the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Activity AFHSA were used in this study.
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