This study investigates how the severity of PTSD symptoms relates to employment and earnings, it found that Veterans with more severe symptoms of PTSD, were more likely to work part-time or not at all rather than have full time work. In practice, treating PTSD, even if some symptoms remain, could result in better employment outcomes for veterans. In policy, Policy makers should consider providing previously successful programs for veterans with PTSD for individuals with other mental health conditions. Suggestions for future research include A large, controlled, longitudinal survey would allow researchers to investigate more thoroughly how PTSD symptoms relate to employment, as well as including more diverse groups of veterans with PTSD.
Humensky, J. L., Jordan, N., Stroupe, K. T., Hynes, D. (2013). Employment status of veterans receiving substance abuse treatment from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Psychiatric Services, 64(2), 177-180. https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps.201200024
Mental and Social Health | Military and Veterans Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Substance Abuse and Addiction
Employment, Veterans, Veterans affairs, Substance abuse, Research brief
Substance abuse; Veterans
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, "Research Brief: "Employment Status of Veterans Receiving Substance Abuse Treatment From the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs"" (2013). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 341.
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