Special Issue "Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Veterans"
A special issue of Healthcare (ISSN 2227-9032).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2018).
2. King’s Centre for Military Health Research, King’s College London, London, United Kingdom
Interests: PTSD; complex-PTSD; military mental health; veterans; co-morbidities; psychology; epidemiology; treatment outcomes
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Interests: PTSD; e-mental health; early interventions; military mental health; complex-PTSD; children’s mental health
Substantial numbers of individuals leave the military each year. Most transition successfully out of service; however, a substantial number experience complex mental health needs. In particular, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been identified as a key health outcome. Research suggests that PTSD has a higher associated treatment cost and also higher cost to society. Worryingly, there is a suggestion that veterans with PTSD have poorer treatment outcomes than non-veteran groups.
The aims of this Special Issue are to:
- To advocate for mental health and psychological wellbeing in veterans with PTSD
- In particular, to shift attention to clinical samples of veterans and elucidate their needs
- To highlight the impact of PTSD not only on veterans but also significant others around them
- To provide a forum to discuss the latest advances in treatment for PTSD
- To explore the possible impact of the ICD-11’s new Complex-PTSD diagnosis on the field
- To highlight areas of excellence and best practice for supporting veterans with PTSD
- To provide specific areas for future research via authors’ work.
- Profiling the needs of treatment seeking veterans
- Exploring barriers and facilitators to treatment outcomes
- Novel interventions to support veterans with PTSD
- Co-morbid difficulties
- Exploring the unique challenges faced by veterans with PTSD
- Families: understanding the impact of living alongside PTSD
- Families: exploring interventions to support military families
- Interventions to support integrated psychological care and holistic health outcomes
- Measuring outcomes
- How service users can help develop successful care pathways.
Dr. Walter Busuttil
Dr. David Turgoose
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- treatment outcome studies
- treatment-seeking veterans
- clinical samples
- childhood adversity
- emotional dysregulation