Risk and Resilience Factors for Combat-Related Posttraumatic Psychopathology and Post Combat Adjustment
Annual rept. 7 May 2007-6 May 2008
UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS OF CLEVELAND OH
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Previously conducted research has demonstrated that deployment accompanied by combat experience results in increased risk of posttraumatic psychopathology and other mental health conditions. The general objective of the Combat Mental Health Initiative is to create a research infrastructure capable of supporting a series of projects that evaluate the relationships between resilience and risk factors, both cross-sectionally and longitudinally, before, during, and after deployment. The primary project will collect longterm data on a random representative sample of 3,000 service members of the Ohio National Guard, both treatment seeking and non-treatment seeking. Research visits will be conducted at study entry, every 12 months for a minimum of 10 years, and 90-180 days post-deployment.
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