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In Psychiatry research ; h5-index 64.0

We examined the symptom trajectories of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and anxiety among 1,230 American veterans assessed online one month prior to the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States (February 2020) through the next year (August 2020, November 2020, February 2021). Veterans slightly increased mental health symptoms over time and those with pre-pandemic alcohol and cannabis use disorders reported greater symptoms compared to those without. Women and racial/ethnic minority veterans reported greater symptoms pre-pandemic but less steep increases over time compared to men and white veterans. Findings point to the continued need for mental health care efforts with veterans.

Pedersen Eric R, Davis Jordan P, Prindle John, Fitzke Reagan E, Tran Denise D, Saba Shaddy

2021-Nov-17

Mental health, Substance use, Veterans