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Description/Abstract

This brief is about how combat exposure and exposure to dead, dying, and wounded people can predict decreases in mental health among Vietnam and Gulf War veterans. In practice and policy, the VA can better provide resources for veterans based on their combat exposure, and the VA should take into account varying combat experiences among veterans when providing mental health care. Suggestions for future research include using more precise measurements for combat exposure than the one used in this study.

Original Citation

Gade, D. M., & Wenger, J. B. (2011). Combat exposure and mental health: The long-term effects among US Vietnam and Gulf War veterans. Health Economics, 20(4), 401–416. https://doi.org/10.1002/hec.1594

Document Type

Brief

Disciplines

Mental and Social Health | Military and Veterans Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Extent

2 pages

DCMI Type

Text

Keywords

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Combat, Exposure, Veterans, Vietnam War, Gulf War, Mental health, Health and Wellness, National Survey of Veterans

Subject

Post-traumatic stress disorder; Combat; Veterans, United States; Vietnam War, 1961-1975; Persian Gulf War, 1991; Mental health

Portfolio

Government and Community Services

Geographic Area

United States

Publisher

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University

Date

Summer 5-4-2012

Language

English

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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