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PTSD symptom clusters in relationship to alcohol misuse among Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans seeking post-deployment VA health care.
Addict Behav. 2010 Sep; 35(9):840-3.AB

Abstract

Demographic factors, characteristics of military service, PTSD, and depression were examined as predictors of alcohol misuse in Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans (N=287) presenting for post-deployment Veteran Affairs (VA) health care. Results indicated that alcohol misuse was more common among younger male Veterans who served in the Army or Marine Corps. Accounting for demographic factors and characteristics of service, Veterans who screened positive for PTSD or depression were two times more likely to report alcohol misuse relative to Veterans who did not screen positive for these disorders. The examination of specific PTSD symptom clusters suggested that emotional numbing symptoms were most strongly associated with alcohol misuse. The implications for interventions for alcohol misuse in returning Veterans are discussed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC), VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98108, United States. matthew.jakupcak@va.govNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20471180

Citation

Jakupcak, Matthew, et al. "PTSD Symptom Clusters in Relationship to Alcohol Misuse Among Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans Seeking Post-deployment VA Health Care." Addictive Behaviors, vol. 35, no. 9, 2010, pp. 840-3.
Jakupcak M, Tull MT, McDermott MJ, et al. PTSD symptom clusters in relationship to alcohol misuse among Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans seeking post-deployment VA health care. Addict Behav. 2010;35(9):840-3.
Jakupcak, M., Tull, M. T., McDermott, M. J., Kaysen, D., Hunt, S., & Simpson, T. (2010). PTSD symptom clusters in relationship to alcohol misuse among Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans seeking post-deployment VA health care. Addictive Behaviors, 35(9), 840-3. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2010.03.023
Jakupcak M, et al. PTSD Symptom Clusters in Relationship to Alcohol Misuse Among Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans Seeking Post-deployment VA Health Care. Addict Behav. 2010;35(9):840-3. PubMed PMID: 20471180.
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TY - JOUR T1 - PTSD symptom clusters in relationship to alcohol misuse among Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans seeking post-deployment VA health care. AU - Jakupcak,Matthew, AU - Tull,Matthew T, AU - McDermott,Michael J, AU - Kaysen,Debra, AU - Hunt,Stephen, AU - Simpson,Tracy, Y1 - 2010/04/14/ PY - 2009/11/24/received PY - 2010/03/11/revised PY - 2010/03/31/accepted PY - 2010/5/18/entrez PY - 2010/5/18/pubmed PY - 2011/9/2/medline SP - 840 EP - 3 JF - Addictive behaviors JO - Addict Behav VL - 35 IS - 9 N2 - Demographic factors, characteristics of military service, PTSD, and depression were examined as predictors of alcohol misuse in Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans (N=287) presenting for post-deployment Veteran Affairs (VA) health care. Results indicated that alcohol misuse was more common among younger male Veterans who served in the Army or Marine Corps. Accounting for demographic factors and characteristics of service, Veterans who screened positive for PTSD or depression were two times more likely to report alcohol misuse relative to Veterans who did not screen positive for these disorders. The examination of specific PTSD symptom clusters suggested that emotional numbing symptoms were most strongly associated with alcohol misuse. The implications for interventions for alcohol misuse in returning Veterans are discussed. SN - 1873-6327 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20471180/PTSD_symptom_clusters_in_relationship_to_alcohol_misuse_among_Iraq_and_Afghanistan_war_veterans_seeking_post_deployment_VA_health_care_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0306-4603(10)00102-4 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -