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Informing Federal Policy on Firearm Restrictions for Veterans with Fiduciaries: Risk Indicators in the Post-Deployment Mental Health Study.
Adm Policy Ment Health 2018; 45(4):673-683AP

Abstract

This article examines the public safety rationale for a federal policy of prohibiting gun sales to veterans with psychiatric disabilities who are assigned a fiduciary to manage their benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The policy was evaluated using data on 3200 post-deployment veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan war era. Three proxy measures of fiduciary need-based on intellectual disability, drug abuse, or acute psychopathology-were associated in bivariate analysis with interpersonal violence and suicidality. In multivariate analysis, statistical significance remained only for the measure based on acute psychopathology. Implications for reforms to the fiduciary firearm restriction policy are discussed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine, DUMC Box 3017, Durham, NC, 27710, USA. jeffrey.swanson@duke.edu. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Mid-Atlantic Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (VISN 6 MIRECC), Durham, NC, USA. jeffrey.swanson@duke.edu.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine, DUMC Box 3017, Durham, NC, 27710, USA.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine, DUMC Box 3017, Durham, NC, 27710, USA. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Mid-Atlantic Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (VISN 6 MIRECC), Durham, NC, USA.No affiliation info availableDepartment of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine, DUMC Box 3017, Durham, NC, 27710, USA. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Mid-Atlantic Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (VISN 6 MIRECC), Durham, NC, USA.

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

29797151

Citation

Swanson, Jeffrey, et al. "Informing Federal Policy On Firearm Restrictions for Veterans With Fiduciaries: Risk Indicators in the Post-Deployment Mental Health Study." Administration and Policy in Mental Health, vol. 45, no. 4, 2018, pp. 673-683.
Swanson J, Easter M, Brancu M, et al. Informing Federal Policy on Firearm Restrictions for Veterans with Fiduciaries: Risk Indicators in the Post-Deployment Mental Health Study. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2018;45(4):673-683.
Swanson, J., Easter, M., Brancu, M., & Fairbank, J. A. (2018). Informing Federal Policy on Firearm Restrictions for Veterans with Fiduciaries: Risk Indicators in the Post-Deployment Mental Health Study. Administration and Policy in Mental Health, 45(4), pp. 673-683. doi:10.1007/s10488-018-0881-y.
Swanson J, et al. Informing Federal Policy On Firearm Restrictions for Veterans With Fiduciaries: Risk Indicators in the Post-Deployment Mental Health Study. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2018;45(4):673-683. PubMed PMID: 29797151.
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