Nicola Townsend Fear

Summary

Affiliation: King's College London
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Explanations for the increase in mental health problems in UK reserve forces who have served in Iraq
    Tess Browne
    King s Centre for Military Health Research, King s College, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 190:484-9. 2007
  2. pmc How many mailouts? Could attempts to increase the response rate in the Iraq war cohort study be counterproductive?
    A Rosemary Tate
    King s Centre for Military Health, Research, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London, UK
    BMC Med Res Methodol 7:51. 2007
  3. doi request reprint Risky driving among regular armed forces personnel from the United Kingdom
    Nicola T Fear
    Academic Centre for Defence Mental Health, Department of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, Weston Education Centre, 10 Cutcombe Road, London SE5 9RJ, England
    Am J Prev Med 35:230-6. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Wilms tumour and paternal occupation: an analysis of data from the National Registry of Childhood Tumours
    N T Fear
    Academic Centre for Defence Mental Health, King s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Weston Education Centre, London, United Kingdom
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 53:28-32. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Suicide among male regular UK Armed Forces personnel, 1984-2007
    N T Fear
    Academic Centre for Defence Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, Weston Education Centre, Cutcombe Road, London SE59RJ, UK
    Occup Environ Med 66:438-41. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Job strain, rank, and mental health in the UK Armed Forces
    Nicola Townsend Fear
    Academic Centre for Defence Mental Health, King s College London, London, United Kingdom
    Int J Occup Environ Health 15:291-8. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Patterns of drinking in the UK Armed Forces
    Nicola T Fear
    Academic Centre for Defence Mental Health, King s College London, London, UK
    Addiction 102:1749-59. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Paternal occupation and neural tube defects: a case-control study based on the Oxford Record Linkage Study register
    Nicola T Fear
    Academic Centre for Defence Mental Health, King s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Weston Education Centre, London, UK
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 21:163-8. 2007
  9. doi request reprint Symptoms of post-concussional syndrome are non-specifically related to mild traumatic brain injury in UK Armed Forces personnel on return from deployment in Iraq: an analysis of self-reported data
    N T Fear
    Academic Centre for Defence Mental Health, King s College London, WestonEducation Centre, 10 Cutcombe Road, London, UK
    Psychol Med 39:1379-87. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Childhood cancer and social contact: the role of paternal occupation (United Kingdom)
    Nicola T Fear
    Academic Centre for Defence Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, Weston Education Centre, Cutcombe Road, London SE5 9RJ, UK
    Cancer Causes Control 16:1091-7. 2005

Detail Information

Publications33

  1. ncbi request reprint Explanations for the increase in mental health problems in UK reserve forces who have served in Iraq
    Tess Browne
    King s Centre for Military Health Research, King s College, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 190:484-9. 2007
    ..Deployment to the 2003 Iraq War was associated with ill health in reserve armed forces personnel...
  2. pmc How many mailouts? Could attempts to increase the response rate in the Iraq war cohort study be counterproductive?
    A Rosemary Tate
    King s Centre for Military Health, Research, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London, UK
    BMC Med Res Methodol 7:51. 2007
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Risky driving among regular armed forces personnel from the United Kingdom
    Nicola T Fear
    Academic Centre for Defence Mental Health, Department of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, Weston Education Centre, 10 Cutcombe Road, London SE5 9RJ, England
    Am J Prev Med 35:230-6. 2008
    ..Road traffic accidents are the leading cause of death for service personnel from the United Kingdom (UK). Little is known about the pattern of risky driving by these service personnel...
  4. doi request reprint Wilms tumour and paternal occupation: an analysis of data from the National Registry of Childhood Tumours
    N T Fear
    Academic Centre for Defence Mental Health, King s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Weston Education Centre, London, United Kingdom
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 53:28-32. 2009
    ..Parental occupational exposure has been hypothesised to be a cause of childhood Wilms tumour, in particular exposure to pesticides. However, the findings are inconsistent...
  5. doi request reprint Suicide among male regular UK Armed Forces personnel, 1984-2007
    N T Fear
    Academic Centre for Defence Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, Weston Education Centre, Cutcombe Road, London SE59RJ, UK
    Occup Environ Med 66:438-41. 2009
    ..To examine the number of suicide and open verdict deaths in the regular UK Armed Forces and to make comparisons with the UK general population...
  6. ncbi request reprint Job strain, rank, and mental health in the UK Armed Forces
    Nicola Townsend Fear
    Academic Centre for Defence Mental Health, King s College London, London, United Kingdom
    Int J Occup Environ Health 15:291-8. 2009
    ..Adjustment for rank had negligible effect on level of association between job strain and psychological symptoms. Reported job strain and rank contributed independently to psychological symptoms...
  7. ncbi request reprint Patterns of drinking in the UK Armed Forces
    Nicola T Fear
    Academic Centre for Defence Mental Health, King s College London, London, UK
    Addiction 102:1749-59. 2007
    ..To examine patterns of drinking in the UK Armed Forces, how they vary according to gender and other demographics, and to make comparisons with the general population...
  8. ncbi request reprint Paternal occupation and neural tube defects: a case-control study based on the Oxford Record Linkage Study register
    Nicola T Fear
    Academic Centre for Defence Mental Health, King s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Weston Education Centre, London, UK
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 21:163-8. 2007
    ..No underlying biological mechanisms have been identified, therefore other explanations cannot be excluded...
  9. doi request reprint Symptoms of post-concussional syndrome are non-specifically related to mild traumatic brain injury in UK Armed Forces personnel on return from deployment in Iraq: an analysis of self-reported data
    N T Fear
    Academic Centre for Defence Mental Health, King s College London, WestonEducation Centre, 10 Cutcombe Road, London, UK
    Psychol Med 39:1379-87. 2009
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  10. ncbi request reprint Childhood cancer and social contact: the role of paternal occupation (United Kingdom)
    Nicola T Fear
    Academic Centre for Defence Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, Weston Education Centre, Cutcombe Road, London SE5 9RJ, UK
    Cancer Causes Control 16:1091-7. 2005
    ..To investigate the relationship between childhood cancer (particularly leukaemia) and paternal occupational social contact (a proxy for potential exposure to infections) using the UK Childhood Cancer Study...
  11. doi request reprint Is previous psychological health associated with the likelihood of Iraq War deployment? An investigation of the "healthy warrior effect"
    Jennifer Wilson
    King s Centre for Military Health Research, Department of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London, UK
    Am J Epidemiol 169:1362-9. 2009
    ..This study demonstrated a small "healthy warrior effect"; persons with better psychological health had a higher chance of being deployed, even after adjustment for predeployment medical fitness...
  12. doi request reprint Long-term military work outcomes in soldiers who become mental health casualties when deployed on operations
    Norman Jones
    Academic Centre for Defence Mental Health, Department of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London
    Psychiatry 73:352-64. 2010
    ..Deployed Field Mental Health Teams (FMHTs) who support them follow the principles of "Forward Psychiatry," aiming to treat psychiatric casualties close to the front line to maximize operational effectiveness and occupational retention...
  13. doi request reprint A cluster randomized controlled trial to determine the efficacy of Trauma Risk Management (TRiM) in a military population
    Neil Greenberg
    Academic Centre for Defence Mental Health, King s College London and Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK
    J Trauma Stress 23:430-6. 2010
    ..The authors conclude that within organizations using Trauma Risk Management may be beneficial and may, in time, lead to a valuable cultural shift...
  14. doi request reprint Help-seeking and receipt of treatment among UK service personnel
    Amy C Iversen
    King s Centre for Military Health Research, King s College London, Weston Education Centre, Cutcombe Road, London SE5 9RJ, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 197:149-55. 2010
    ..For armed forces personnel, data on help-seeking behaviour and receipt of treatment for mental disorders are important for both research and policy...
  15. pmc Occupational outcomes in soldiers hospitalized with mental health problems
    Norman Jones
    Academic Centre for Defence Mental Health, Department of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London SE5 9RJ, UK
    Occup Med (Lond) 59:459-65. 2009
    ..Little is known about the longer term occupational outcome in UK military personnel who require hospital-based treatment for mental health problems...
  16. pmc The prevalence of common mental disorders and PTSD in the UK military: using data from a clinical interview-based study
    Amy C Iversen
    Department of Psychological Medicine, King s Centre for Military Health Research, Institute of Psychiatry, Denmark Hill, London SE5 9RJ, UK
    BMC Psychiatry 9:68. 2009
    ....
  17. doi request reprint What are the consequences of deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan on the mental health of the UK armed forces? A cohort study
    Nicola T Fear
    Academic Centre for Defence Mental Health, King s College London, London, UK
    Lancet 375:1783-97. 2010
    ..We examined the consequences of deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan on the mental health of UK armed forces from 2003 to 2009, the effect of multiple deployments, and time since return from deployment...
  18. doi request reprint Alcohol misuse and functional impairment in the UK Armed Forces: a population-based study
    Roberto J Rona
    King s College London, King s Centre for Military Health Research, Weston Education Centre, London SE5 9RJ, UK
    Drug Alcohol Depend 108:37-42. 2010
    ..To assess whether alcohol misuse was associated with functional impairment in the military, and whether an association between any of the measures of alcohol misuse and impairment would be explained by psychiatric comorbidity...
  19. doi request reprint Rewarding and unrewarding aspects of deployment to Iraq and its association with psychological health in UK military personnel
    Josefin Sundin
    Academic Centre for Defence Mental Health, Department of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, Weston Education Centre, King s College London, 10 Cutcombe Road, London SE59RJ, UK
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 83:653-63. 2010
    ..This study examines perceptions among UK military personnel with regard to rewarding and unrewarding aspects of deployment in Iraq...
  20. doi request reprint The impact of posttraumatic stress disorder on impairment in the UK military at the time of the Iraq war
    Roberto J Rona
    King s Centre for Military Health Research, Department of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, Weston Education Centre, Cutcombe Road, London SE1 9RJ, UK
    J Psychiatr Res 43:649-55. 2009
    ..Functional impairment is a serious problem for those with PTSD. The impairment is not confined to those with the highest PCL-score. Avoidance/numbing is the criterion which makes the greatest independent contribution to impairment...
  21. pmc The stigma of mental health problems and other barriers to care in the UK Armed Forces
    Amy C Iversen
    King s Centre for Military Health Research, King s College London, Weston Education Centre, Cutcombe Road, London SE5 9RJ, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:31. 2011
    ..As the military is a profession at high risk of occupational psychiatric injury, understanding barriers to help-seeking is a priority...
  22. ncbi request reprint Women in novel occupational roles: mental health trends in the UK Armed Forces
    Roberto J Rona
    King s College London, King s Centre for Military Health Research, Weston Education Centre, London, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 36:319-26. 2007
    ..The aims of this study were to assess changes in psychological symptoms in military women over time, to compare them with men, and assess the effect of deployment...
  23. ncbi request reprint The health of UK military personnel who deployed to the 2003 Iraq war: a cohort study
    Matthew Hotopf
    King s Centre for Military Health Research, King s College London, London, UK
    Lancet 367:1731-41. 2006
    ..Concerns have been raised about the mental and physical health of UK military personnel who deployed to the 2003 war in Iraq and subsequent tours of duty in the country...
  24. pmc Mental health consequences of overstretch in the UK armed forces: first phase of a cohort study
    Roberto J Rona
    King s College London, King s Centre for Military Health Research, Weston Education Centre, London SE5 9RJ
    BMJ 335:603. 2007
    ..To assess the relation between frequency and duration of deployment of UK armed forces personnel on mental health...
  25. ncbi request reprint Is there an Iraq war syndrome? Comparison of the health of UK service personnel after the Gulf and Iraq wars
    Oded Horn
    King s Centre for Military Health Research, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London SE5 9RJ, UK
    Lancet 367:1742-6. 2006
    ..UK armed forces personnel who took part in the 1991 Gulf war experienced an increase in symptomatic ill health, colloquially known as Gulf war syndrome. Speculation about an Iraq war syndrome has already started...
  26. ncbi request reprint Shell shock and mild traumatic brain injury: a historical review
    Edgar Jones
    King s Centre for Military Health Research, Weston Education Centre, 10 Cutcombe Rd, London SE5 9RJ, UK
    Am J Psychiatry 164:1641-5. 2007
    ..These findings suggest that the hard-won lessons of shell shock continue to have relevance today...
  27. ncbi request reprint Influence of childhood adversity on health among male UK military personnel
    Amy C Iversen
    Department of Psychological Medicine, Weston Education Centre, Cutcombe Road, London SE5 9RJ, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 191:506-11. 2007
    ..Exposure to childhood adversity may explain why only a minority of combatants exposed to trauma develop psychological problems...
  28. doi request reprint Do medical services personnel who deployed to the Iraq war have worse mental health than other deployed personnel?
    Margaret Jones
    King s Centre for Military Health Research, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London, UK
    Eur J Public Health 18:422-7. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to compare the burden of mental ill health in deployed medics with all other trades during the Iraq war...
  29. ncbi request reprint Transition back into civilian life: a study of personnel leaving the U.K. armed forces via "military prison"
    Lauren van Staden
    King s College London, Western Education Centre, 10 Cutcombe Road, London, SE5 9RJ, UK
    Mil Med 172:925-30. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify the factors associated with poor outcomes for personnel leaving the United Kingdom Armed Forces early...
  30. ncbi request reprint Use of psychological decompression in military operational environments
    Jamie G H Hacker Hughes
    King s Centre for Military Health Research, King s College London, Weston Education Centre, Cutcombe Road, London, SE5 9RJ, U K
    Mil Med 173:534-8. 2008
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint Mental health care provision in the U.K. armed forces
    Richard J Pinder
    Academic Centre for Defence Mental Health and King s Centre for Military Health Research, Department of Psychological Medicine, King s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Weston Education Centre, Cutcombe Road London SE5 9RJ, United Kingdom
    Mil Med 175:805-10. 2010
    ..Although veteran's healthcare is provided by the National Health Service, considerable efforts have been made to ensure their services best meet the needs of veterans and their families...
  32. ncbi request reprint Childhood leukaemia and socioeconomic status: fact or artefact? A report from the United Kingdom childhood cancer study (UKCCS)
    Alex Smith
    Epidemiology and Genetics Unit, Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York YO10 5DD, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 35:1504-13. 2006
    ..Such observations have led to wide-ranging speculations about the potential aetiological role of factors associated with affluence and modernization...
  33. ncbi request reprint Re: Breast-feeding and neuroblastoma, USA and Canada
    Nicola T Fear
    Cancer Causes Control 14:299; author reply 300. 2003