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Community Ment Health J. 2013 Dec;49(6):704-8. doi: 10.1007/s10597-012-9565-3. Epub 2012 Nov 13.

Posttraumatic stress disorder and its comorbidities among American Indian veterans.

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Minneapolis VAMC, Department of Psychiatry and Anthropology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA, joseph.westermeyer@med.va.gov.

Abstract

Goal consists of describing the demographic and comorbid characteristics associated with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among American Indian veterans with any lifetime Axis 1 disorder. Sample included 252 American Indian veterans, obtained from a community sample of 557, using targeted sampling designed to provide a representative sample, structured to include equal numbers of rural and urban veterans and a twofold over sample of women. Data collection involved lifetime diagnoses based on the Diagnostic Interview Schedule/Quick Version/DSM-III-R, demographic characteristics, and combat exposure. Findings Bivariate comparisons showed positive relationships of PTSD with combat exposure, mood disorder and anxiety disorders (excluding PTSD), but a negative relationship with substance use disorder. Binary logistic regression analyses showed an independent association of PTSD with mood and anxiety disorders as well as combat exposure.

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10.1007/s10597-012-9565-3
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