This brief is about the relation between combat stressors, depression, and PTSD among female veterans. In policy and practice, health providers should refer female veterans to services if they have experienced military sexual trauma; the DoD and VA should conduct analysis on the experiences of service and veteran women, and how they can best support service women who experienced military sexual trauma. Suggestions for future research include using an expanded sample and more sampling strategies, as well as use clinical interviews to collect data.
Goldstein, L. A., Dinh, J., Donalson, R., Hebenstreit, C. L., & Maguen, S. (2017). Impact of military trauma exposures on post-traumatic stress and depression in female veterans. Psychiatry Research, 249, 281–285. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2017.01.009
Gender and Sexuality | Mental Disorders | Military and Veterans Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Women's Health
Mental health, Sexual trauma, Military sexual trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Combat, Veterans, Female veterans, Health and wellness, Research briefs
Rape trauma syndrome; Soldiers; Post-traumatic stress disorder; Combat; Veterans--United States; Women veterans
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Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, "Research Brief: "Impact of Military Trauma Exposures on Post-traumatic Stress and Depression in Female Veterans"" (2017). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 306.
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