Are Military Personnel Really Prone to Sleep Disorders? Find Out Here

Our military personnel are valued for the sacrifices they make for their country. Whether they are deployed on the ground, in the air, at sea, or simply sitting behind the computer at a command centre, those personnel are serving their country diligently. Yet, did you ever think about how it might be like to be… 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

Understanding the Needs of Veterans Seeking Support for Mental Health Difficulties

Research Paper Title Understanding the needs of veterans seeking support for mental health difficulties. Background Since the late 1990s, studies have been conducted in the UK to monitor the health and well-being of military personnel. The bulk of this work has been conducted by researchers at King’s College London, first after the 1991 Gulf War… Read More

Are Elevations in Tau Associated with Symptom Severity after Traumatic Brain Injury?

Research Paper Title Elevated Tau in Military Personnel Relates to Chronic Symptoms Following Traumatic Brain Injury. Background To understand the relationships between traumatic brain injury (TBI), blood biomarkers, and symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and postconcussive syndrome symptoms. This was a cross-sectional cohort study using multivariate analyses. Methods One hundred nine military personnel… Read More

What are the Predictors of Attendance & Dropout of PTSD Treatment for Active Duty Service Members?

Research Paper Title Predictors of attendance and dropout in three randomized controlled trials of PTSD treatment for active duty service members. Abstract Dropout from first-line posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatments is a significant problem. The researchers reported rates and predictors of attendance and dropout in three clinical trials of evidence-based PTSD treatments in military service… Read More

What are the Differences in PTSD, Depression, & Symptoms for Combat vs Non-Combat Mild Traumatic Brain Injury?

Research Paper Title Differences in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, and Attribution of Symptoms in Service Members With Combat Versus Noncombat Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Background This study compares combat-related mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) to non-combat-related mTBI in rates of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression after injury, severity of postconcussive symptoms (PCSs), and attribution… Read More

Are Gene Expression Differences in PTSD Uniquely Related to the Intrusion Symptom Cluster?

Research Paper Title Gene expression differences in PTSD are uniquely related to the intrusion symptom cluster: A transcriptome-wide analysis in military service members. Background Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is associated with wide-spread immune dysregulation; however, little is known about the gene expression differences attributed to each PTSD symptom cluster. This is an important consideration when… Read More