Reviewing Discontinuation Rates of Antidepressant Use by Dutch Soldiers

Research Paper Title Discontinuation Rates of Antidepressant Use by Dutch Soldiers. Background Soldiers have a higher risk for developing psychiatric disorders that require treatment; often with antidepressants. However, antidepressants as well as the psychiatric disorder, may influence military readiness in several ways. In the general population, early discontinuation of antidepressant treatment is often seen. It… Read More

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Can Genetic Perturbations of Inflammatory Response Contribute to the Risk of PTSD?

Research Paper Title Post-traumatic stress following military deployment: Genetic associations and cross-disorder genetic correlations. Background Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a complex psychiatric disorder that occurs with relatively high frequency after deployment to warzones (∼10%). While twin studies have estimated the heritability to be up to 40%, thus indicating a considerable genetic component in the… Read More

Trauma Exposure in US Soldiers: Linking Genetics, Bipolar Disorder & Alcohol Misuse

Research Paper Title Trauma exposure interacts with the genetic risk of bipolar disorder in alcohol misuse of US soldiers. Background To investigate whether trauma exposure moderates the genetic correlation between substance use disorders and psychiatric disorders, we tested whether trauma exposure modifies the association of genetic risks for mental disorders with alcohol misuse and nicotine… Read More

Linking Insomnia & Psychiatric Disorders in the Diagnosis & Treatment of Cognitive Deficits in Military Personnel

Research Paper Title Psychiatric disorders moderate the relationship between insomnia and cognitive problems in military soldiers. Background There has been a great deal of research on the co-morbidity of insomnia and psychiatric disorders, but much of the existing data is based on small samples and does not assess the full diagnostic criteria for each disorder.… Read More

Linking Insomnia, Psychiatric Disorders & Suicidal Ideation in Canadian Armed Forces Personnel

Research Paper Title Insomnia, psychiatric disorders and suicidal ideation in a National Representative Sample of active Canadian Forces members. Background Past research on the association between insomnia and suicidal ideation (SI) has produced mixed findings. The current study explored the relationship between insomnia, SI, and past-year mental health status among a large Canadian Forces (CF)… Read More

US Military Personnel: Risk of Suicide varies by Time since Exposure to Deployment

Research Paper Title Time-varying associations of suicide with deployments, mental health conditions, and stressful life events among current and former US military personnel: a retrospective multivariate analysis. Background US military suicides have increased substantially over the past decade and currently account for almost 20% of all military deaths. The researchers investigated the associations of a… Read More

Depression- & Anxiety-related Sick Leave Leads Early Retirement

Research Paper Title Depression- and Anxiety-related Sick Leave and the Risk of Permanent Disability and Mortality in the Working Population in Germany: A Cohort Study. Background Anxiety and depression are the most common psychiatric disorders and are the cause of a large and increasing amount of sick-leave in most developed countries. They are also implicated… Read More