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Anger Issues as Veterans Leave Military May Point to Future Mental Health Problems, Study Finds Psychiatric News 22 July 2020

American service members whose anger causes them significant distress and decreased function (problematic anger) during their transition to civilian life may have a higher risk of mental health conditions such as depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a study in JAMA Network Open has found. The results also suggest that service members who have problematic anger during the transition are more likely to have difficulty in their relationships and experience financial instability.

MILCO:20 Largest Health Study of US Military Personnel Commemorates 20 Years of Research SCOPE Magazine of Naval Medical Research and Development Jan-Mar 2022

The Millennium Cohort Study is the largest and longest-running health study in US military history. Findings from the Study document not only the potential long-term health impacts of military service, but also the resilience of service members.

How are military teens coping? Landmark study will follow them over time to find out Military Times 08 March 2022

The largest and longest-running health research in military history will soon embark on a study of military-connected adolescents. The Study of Adolescent Resilience, or SOAR, aims to capture the experiences of military-connected adolescents and their parents, to help inform the services provided by military family readiness programs.

Naval Health Research Center Study Indicates U.S. Troops Who Saw Combat More Likely to Experience Mental Health Issues USNI News 04 March 2022

For the past 20 years – and longer before that – service members have returned from deployment talking about mental health concerns and illness they believed were linked to their time in the military, with many of their concerns backed by a variety of studies. Now, a study that has been following military personnel, both active-duty and veterans, for 20 years supports the theory that experiencing combat can lead to adverse physical and health effects.

Tinnitus most common ailment among veterans KPBS 18 February 2022

New research shows nearly a quarter of vets suffer from the ringing in the ears.

Tinnitus, depression most common ailments in generational study of troops’ health Military Times 5 November 2021

A study of more than 250,000 service members begun in 2001 released some preliminary findings on Friday, to celebrate the effort’s 20th anniversary.

Millennium Cohort Study and respiratory health VA research in action 7 October 2021

On Aug. 2, 2021, VA announced it would begin processing disability claims for asthma, rhinitis, and sinusitis based on presumed particulate matter exposures during military service in Southwest Asia and certain other areas if these conditions manifested within 10 years of a qualifying period of military service. Much of the data for this significant decision came from the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS), a partnership between the VA Office of Research and Development’s Cooperative Studies Program and the Department of Defense.

MJFF Funding 4 Studies Into Environmental Toxins and Parkinson’s Parkinson's News Today 4 June 2021

Funding from the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) will support four projects investigating possible connections between toxic environmental factors and Parkinson’s disease, including those encountered in military service and daily life exposure to pesticides and air pollution.

DSM-4, DSM-5 checklists successfully assess PTSD among veteran, military populations Healio 27 April 2021

Both the PTSD Checklist-Civilian and PTSD Checklist for DSM-5 versions successfully assessed the disorder among veteran and military populations, according to results of a diagnostic study published in JAMA Network Open.

Certain Combat Experiences Linked to Increased Risk of Suicide Attempt Psychiatry Advisor 2 March 2021

Deployed military service members who experience certain types of combat events or are exposed to high levels of combat may be at a higher risk of suicide attempt, researchers found in a study published in JAMA Network Open.

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