The Millennium Cohort: A 21-Year Contribution to the Understanding of Military and Veterans' Health
NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE CENTER FOR DEPLOYMENT HEALTHE RESEARCH
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CONCLUSIONS Combat exposures, rather than deployment itself, significantly affect onset of mental health symptoms, problem alcohol drinking, and cigarette smoking post-deployment Significant amount of newly reported smoking and problem drinking associated with newly reported mental health symptoms post-combat deployment Specific populations including those with poor mental andor physical health, and prior stressful life events could be targeted for PTSD prevention programs.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Stress Physiology
- Military Forces and Organizations