Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Chronic Health Conditions

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Chronic Health Conditions

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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious anxiety disorder that can occur among persons exposed to traumatic events, affecting many of our nation's military and veterans. PTSD has been related to several adverse health outcomes and to increased utilization of health care services. The focus of this book is on the relationships between PTSD and chronic health conditions including other psychiatric conditions; substance abuse and dependency; chronic pain; obesity, diabetes, and the metabolic syndrome; cardiovascular disease; and traumatic brain injury. This book is a unique multidisciplinary collaboration of senior scientists and clinicians from the Office of Public Health and Environmental Hazards at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, DC, the War Related Illness and Injury Study Centers at the VA Medical Center in Palo Alto, CA and Washington, DC, and at the VA Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, Patient Care Services at the Department of Veterans Affairs, and leading academic institutions The book will be of interest to epidemiologists, clinical researchers, psychologists and physicians who work in such areas as the epidemiology of trauma-related disorders, chronic disease epidemiology, occupational epidemiology, veterans health, military medicine, women's' health, clinical psychology, substance abuse and dependence, and related health concerns.2007). Both PTSD and problem drinking are frequently observed among survivors of sexual assault, which has prompted researchers to examine whether survivors ... assault to determine whether PTSD led to problem drinking or vice versa.

Title:Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Chronic Health Conditions
Author:Steven S. Coughlin. PhD
Publisher:American Public Health association - 2012-10-01


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