Accession Number:

ADA285940

Title:

Psychosocial Stress and Mental Health in a Forward-Deployed Military Community

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1994-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

The impact of perceived stressful experiences on mental health was studied using 1993 survey data from a representative sample N5,235 of the Army population in Europe. Regression results show stress in various life areas personal, job, family strongly predicts depression. Stress associated with mandated force reductions is also a predictor of depression for soldiers with children and working spouses. This study demonstrates empirically that stress associated with military force reductions is related to negative mental health effects. This study was presented at the Sixth Annual Convention of the American Psychological Society, Washington, DC, July 1994. Psychosocial stress, Mental health, Forward-deployed military community, UPOS, U.S. Army Europe USAREUR, Depressive symptomatology

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE