Jennifer J Vasterling
- Mild traumatic brain injury and posttraumatic stress disorder in returning veterans: perspectives from cognitive neuroscienceJennifer J Vasterling
Psychology Service and VA National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System, 116B, 150 S Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02130, USA
Clin Psychol Rev 29:674-84. 2009....
- Understanding the neuropsychological consequences of deployment stress: a public health frameworkJennifer J Vasterling
Psychology Service and VA National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts 02130, USA
J Int Neuropsychol Soc 17:1-6. 2011....
- Association of time since deployment, combat intensity, and posttraumatic stress symptoms with neuropsychological outcomes following Iraq war deploymentBrian P Marx
Behavioral Sciences Division, Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD, Psychology Service, Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA, USA
Arch Gen Psychiatry 66:996-1004. 2009..Previous research has demonstrated neuropsychological changes following Iraq deployment. It is unknown whether these changes endure without subsequent war-zone exposure or chronic stress symptoms...
- Posttraumatic stress disorder and health functioning in a non-treatment-seeking sample of Iraq war veterans: a prospective analysisJennifer J Vasterling
Department of Veterans Affairs VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA 02130, USA
J Rehabil Res Dev 45:347-58. 2008..Our findings highlight the functional impact of PTSD, which extends beyond psychological symptoms to health-related daily functioning...
- Neuropsychological outcomes of mild traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder and depression in Iraq-deployed US Army soldiersJennifer J Vasterling
VA Boston Healthcare System and Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02130, USA
Br J Psychiatry 201:186-92. 2012..Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a concern of contemporary military deployments. Whether milder TBI leads to enduring impairment remains controversial...
- PTSD symptom increases in Iraq-deployed soldiers: comparison with nondeployed soldiers and associations with baseline symptoms, deployment experiences, and postdeployment stressJennifer J Vasterling
VA National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System, and Department of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02130, USA
J Trauma Stress 23:41-51. 2010..Combat severity was more strongly associated with symptom increases among active duty soldiers with higher baseline PTSD symptoms...
- Validation of scales from the Deployment Risk and Resilience Inventory in a sample of Operation Iraqi Freedom veteransDawne S Vogt
Women s Health Sciences Division, National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA 02130, USA
Assessment 15:391-403. 2008..Additionally, support was obtained for criterion-related validity, as demonstrated by associations with mental and physical health measures, and discriminative validity, as demonstrated by differences between key military subgroups...
- The influence of pre-deployment neurocognitive functioning on post-deployment PTSD symptom outcomes among Iraq-deployed Army soldiersBrian P Marx
VA Boston Healthcare System, Behavioral Science Division, National Center for PTSD, Boston, MA 02130, USA
J Int Neuropsychol Soc 15:840-52. 2009..These findings highlight the potential role of pre-trauma neurocognitive functioning in moderating the effects of trauma exposure on PTSD symptoms..
- Relationships among predeployment risk factors, warzone-threat appraisal, and postdeployment PTSD symptomsMolly R Franz
Research Service, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts 02130, USA
J Trauma Stress 26:498-506. 2013..Helping service members cope with exposure to extreme stress during deployment by modifying certain prewar risk factors may facilitate reduction of PTSD symptoms following deployment. ..
- Military unit support, postdeployment social support, and PTSD symptoms among active duty and National Guard soldiers deployed to IraqSohyun C Han
National Center for PTSD at VA Boston Healthcare System, 150 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130, United States
J Anxiety Disord 28:446-53. 2014..These findings suggest that postdeployment social support is a particularly strong buffer against postdeployment PTSD symptoms among both groups of soldiers whereas the effects of unit support may be limited. ..
- Stress-related psychological symptoms are associated with increased attentional capture by visually salient distractorsMichael Esterman
Research Service, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA, USA
J Int Neuropsychol Soc 19:835-40. 2013..These findings suggest that posttraumatic stress and depression may be characterized as involving a general alteration of the balance between salience-based and goal-directed attentional systems...
- Neuropsychological functioning of U.S. Gulf War veterans 10 years after the warRosemary Toomey
Research Service, Boston VA Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
J Int Neuropsychol Soc 15:717-29. 2009..Evidence suggests that toxicant exposures influence both these functions, and depressive symptoms also influence attention...
- Brain-derived neurotrophic factor in traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, and their comorbid conditions: role in pathogenesis and treatmentGary B Kaplan
Mental Health and Psychiatry Services, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA 02130, USA
Behav Pharmacol 21:427-37. 2010..Such treatment approaches could facilitate neuroplastic changes that lead to adaptive neural repair and reverse cognitive and emotional deficits in both TBI and PTSD...
- Olfactory functioning in Gulf War-era veterans: relationships to war-zone duty, self-reported hazards exposures, and psychological distressJennifer J Vasterling
Mental Health Service Line, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
J Int Neuropsychol Soc 9:407-18. 2003..e., olfactory) or cognitive deficits are related to war-zone participation but do underscore the increasingly demonstrated association between self-reported health concerns and symptoms of emotional distress...
- Suppression of attentional bias in PTSDJoseph I Constans
Mental Health Service, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Department of Psychiatry and Neurology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112 1262, USA
J Abnorm Psychol 113:315-23. 2004..Potential theoretical explanations of the findings are discussed...
- Attention, learning, and memory performances and intellectual resources in Vietnam veterans: PTSD and no disorder comparisonsJennifer J Vasterling
Mental Health Service Line, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
Neuropsychology 16:5-14. 2002..Results suggested that although intellectual resources may constitute a vulnerability-protective factor for PTSD development, PTSD was associated with cognitive impairment independent of intellectual functioning...
- Global-local visual processing in posttraumatic stress disorderJennifer J Vasterling
Veterans Affairs Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
J Int Neuropsychol Soc 10:709-18. 2004..Findings provide partial support for the hypothesis that PTSD may be associated with a functional cerebral asymmetry favoring the right hemisphere...
- PTSD symptoms, life events, and unit cohesion in U.S. soldiers: baseline findings from the neurocognition deployment health studyKevin Brailey
Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System and Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA
J Trauma Stress 20:495-503. 2007..These symptoms may serve as vulnerabilities that could potentially be activated by subsequent war-zone deployment. Higher predeployment unit cohesion levels appear to ameliorate such symptoms, potentially lessening future vulnerability...
- The Occupational JP8 Exposure Neuroepidemiology Study (OJENES): repeated workday exposure and central nervous system functioning among US Air Force personnelSusan P Proctor
Military Performance Division, US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, Kansas St, Natick, MA 01760, USA
Neurotoxicology 32:799-808. 2011....
- Psychiatric diagnoses and neurobehavioral symptom severity among OEF/OIF VA patients with deployment-related traumatic brain injury: a gender comparisonKatherine M Iverson
Women s Health Sciences Division of National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Boston, Massachusetts 02130, USA
Womens Health Issues 21:S210-7. 2011..This study investigated gender differences in psychiatric diagnoses and neurobehavioral symptom severity among OEF/OIF veterans with deployment-related TBI...
- Complicating factors associated with mild traumatic brain injury: impact on pain and posttraumatic stress disorder treatmentJohn D Otis
Research Service, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA 02130 4893, USA
J Clin Psychol Med Settings 18:145-54. 2011..Finally, the paper concludes with a discussion of the need for a multidisciplinary treatment approach, as well as a call for continued research to further refine existing treatments for these conditions...
- Prospective examination of cigarette smoking among Iraq-deployed and nondeployed soldiers: prevalence and predictive characteristicsChristopher B Harte
VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA, USA
Ann Behav Med 48:38-49. 2014..Identifying characteristics that influence smoking behavior among military personnel is critical to protect health and operational functioning...
- Traumatic brain injury, PTSD, and current suicidal ideation among Iraq and Afghanistan U.S. veteransBlair E Wisco
National Center for PTSD at VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Department of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
J Trauma Stress 27:244-8. 2014..55). TBI is an important variable to consider in future research on suicide among veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, particularly among male veterans. ..
- Mental health of US Gulf War veterans 10 years after the warRosemary Toomey
Toomey, Psychology Department, Boston University, 648 Beacon Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
Br J Psychiatry 190:385-93. 2007..Gulf War veterans reported multiple psychological symptoms immediately after the war; the temporal course of these symptoms remains unclear...