Ohio Army National Guard Mental Health Initiative: Risk and Resilience Factors for Combat-Related Posttraumatic Psychopathology and Post Combat Adjustment
Annual rept. 28 Sep 2011-27 Sep 2012
UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS OF CLEVELAND OH
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The general objective of the Ohio Army National Guard Mental Health Initiative is to evaluate the relationships between resilience and risk factors, both cross-sectionally and longitudinally, before, during, and after deployment in the Ohio Army National Guard. The primary project collects long-term data on a random representative sample of up to 3,000 service members per year in the OANG, both treatment seeking and non-treatment seeking. Over the past year, six manuscripts have been published, with 3 others currently under peer review. An additional six data analyses are completed with manuscripts in preparation. The investigators have continued to focus on alcohol use disorders and suicide as areas of unmet need in the National Guard. For example, 10 of our study sample qualified for wave 1 depression, and 9 of those soldiers had suicidal ideation at the 1-year follow-up, as compared to only 2 among those with no depression at baseline p0.0001. Additionally, among those reporting wave 1 alcohol dependence 6 of N1587 without depression or prior suicidal ideation, 9 reported suicidal ideation at 1-year follow-up, compared to only 2 incident suicidal ideation among those with no baseline alcohol dependence p0.0002. These results highlight the need for further study, prevention, and intervention of alcohol use disorders in the military.
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