Summary: A conflict occurring from 1954 through 1975 within the Republic of Vietnam. It involved neighboring nations and the United States and other members of the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization.
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- Health status of Army Chemical Corps Vietnam veterans who sprayed defoliant in VietnamHan K Kang
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, District of Columbia 20420, USA
Am J Ind Med 49:875-84. 2006..This study examined the long-term health effects associated with herbicide exposure among these Vietnam veterans...
- Assessing exposure to allied ground troops in the Vietnam War: a quantitative evaluation of the Stellman Exposure Opportunity Index modelMichael E Ginevan
M E Ginevan and Associates, 307 Hamilton Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20901, United States
Chemosphere 75:1512-8. 2009....
- Serum dioxin, testosterone, and subsequent risk of benign prostatic hyperplasia: a prospective cohort study of Air Force veteransAmit Gupta
The University of Texas School of Public Health, Regional Campus at Dallas, Dallas, Texas 75390 9110, USA
Environ Health Perspect 114:1649-54. 2006..It has been hypothesized that dioxins may be partially responsible for an increase of male reproductive tract disorders such as testicular cancer, cryptorchidism, and hypospadias...
- Postservice mortality in Vietnam veterans: 30-year follow-upTegan K Catlin Boehmer
National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
Arch Intern Med 164:1908-16. 2004..Thus, a follow-up mortality investigation on this cohort was undertaken to further assess the impact of the Vietnam experience on chronic conditions...
- The physical and mental health of Australian Vietnam veterans 3 decades after the war and its relation to military service, combat, and post-traumatic stress disorderBrian I O'Toole
ANZAC Research Institute, Repatriation General Hospital Concord, New South Wales, Australia
Am J Epidemiol 170:318-30. 2009..Draftees had better physical health than regular enlistees but no better mental health. Army service and war-related PTSD are associated with risk of illness in later life among Australian Vietnam veterans...
- Focal brain damage protects against post-traumatic stress disorder in combat veteransMichael Koenigs
Cognitive Neuroscience Section, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, US National Institutes of Health, 10 Center Drive, MSC 1440, Bethesda, Maryland, 20892 1440, USA
Nat Neurosci 11:232-7. 2008..These results suggest that the vmPFC and amygdala are critically involved in the pathogenesis of PTSD...
- Assessing possible exposures of ground troops to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War: the use of contemporary military recordsAlvin L Young
Institute of Science and Public Policy, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, USA
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 11:349-58. 2004..Historical information is often useful in evaluating and modeling exposure, but such information should be reasonably accurate, complete, and reliable...
- Assessing exposure to allied ground troops in the Vietnam War: a comparison of AgDRIFT and Exposure Opportunity Index modelsMichael E Ginevan
M E Ginevan and Associates, 307 Hamilton Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20901, USA
J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 19:187-200. 2009..However, we suggest that well-validated tools like AgDRIFT can be used to estimate exposure to groups of individuals...
- Risk, psychiatry and the militarySimon Wessely
King s Centre for Military Health Research, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, Weston Education Centre, Cutcombe Road, London SE5 9RJ, UK
Br J Psychiatry 186:459-66. 2005..between trauma and long-term outcome, catalysed by the attempts of US society to come to terms with the Vietnam conflict; a broadening of the scope of psychiatric injury as it moved to the civilian sector; and the increased ..
- A twin study of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms and asthmaRenee D Goodwin
Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 176:983-7. 2007..Studies have suggested heightened anxiety among adults with asthma; the mechanism of this association is not known...
- Cardiovascular manifestations of posttraumatic stress disorderUpdesh Singh Bedi
Department of Internal Medicine, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Chicago Medical School, IL, USA
J Natl Med Assoc 99:642-9. 2007..PTSD has also been shown to be associated with an increased prevalence of substance abuse. With this review, we have discussed the effects of PTSD on the cardiovascular system...
- Consistent association between mixed lateral preference and PTSD: confirmation among a national study of 2490 US Army Vietnam veteransJoseph A Boscarino
Geisinger Center for Health Research, Geisinger Clinic, Danville, PA 17822 3003, USA
Psychosom Med 69:365-9. 2007..To evaluate the research-based association between mixed lateral preference for handedness and risk for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a large-scale sample of US Army Vietnam veterans exposed to war zone stressors...
- Post-traumatic stress disorder at the end of lifeJoy A Laramie
Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
Home Healthc Nurse 25:293-8. 2007
- Pretrauma cognitive ability and risk for posttraumatic stress disorder: a twin studyWilliam S Kremen
Department of Psychiatry and Center for Behavioral Genomics, University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
Arch Gen Psychiatry 64:361-8. 2007..Cognitive deficits are associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but whether such deficits reflect sequelae or risk factors is not fully resolved...
- Symptom patterns associated with chronic PTSD in male veterans: new findings from the National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment StudyRandall D Marshall
Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York, New York 10032, USA
J Nerv Ment Dis 194:275-8. 2006..We conclude that certain symptom profiles may predict enduring pathological responses to trauma and therefore provide targets for intervention efforts...
- PTSD and Vietnam VeteransB Christopher Frueh
Science 315:184-7; author reply 184-7. 2007
- Mental health. Widening the attack on combat-related mental health problemsGreg Miller
Science 313:908-9. 2006
- PTSD and Vietnam VeteransDean G Kilpatrick
Science 315:184-7; author reply 184-7. 2007
- Psychology. Psychiatric casualties of warRichard J McNally
Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA rjm wjh harvard edu
Science 313:923-4. 2006
- Epidemiology. Agent Orange's bitter harvestRichard Stone
Science 315:176-9. 2007
- The psychological risks of Vietnam for U.S. veterans: a revisit with new data and methodsBruce P Dohrenwend
New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY 10032, USA
Science 313:979-82. 2006..7% of the veterans had developed war-related PTSD during their lifetimes and 9.1% were currently suffering from PTSD 11 to 12 years after the war; current PTSD was typically associated with moderate impairment...
- External-cause mortality after psychologic trauma: the effects of stress exposure and predispositionJoseph A Boscarino
Center for Health Research, Geisinger Health System, Danville, PA 17822 3003, USA
Compr Psychiatry 47:503-14. 2006..In addition, theater veterans who volunteered for Vietnam and those with dishonorable discharges were at increased risk for external-cause mortality...
- Continuing controversy over the psychological risks of Vietnam for U.S. veteransBruce P Dohrenwend
Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
J Trauma Stress 20:449-65. 2007..1% current rates of war-related PTSD. The fact that these rates are lower than the original NVVRS rates has stimulated continuing controversy that has tended to obscure the more important implications of the study's results...
- Later life disability status following incarceration as a prisoner of warStephen C Hunt
VA Puget Sound Health Care System, 1660 South Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
Mil Med 173:613-8. 2008..The objective of this project was to identify aspects of POW incarceration which are associated with later life disability status...
- Treatment-seeking veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan: comparison with veterans of previous warsAlan Fontana
New England Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center, West Haven, Connecticut, USA
J Nerv Ment Dis 196:513-21. 2008..There is a window of opportunity, therefore, for developing and focusing on treatment interventions that emphasize the preservation of these social assets...
- Challenging the conclusion that lower preinduction cognitive ability increases risk for combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder in 2,375 combat-exposed, Vietnam War veteransWilliam W Thompson
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
Mil Med 173:576-82. 2008..Among U.S. Vietnam War veterans, we assessed whether preinduction cognitive abilities were associated with the risk of developing combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)...
- Mechanisms of anger and treatment outcome in combat veterans with posttraumatic stress disorderDavid Forbes
Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
J Trauma Stress 21:142-9. 2008..To improve treatment effectiveness, clinicians need to assess veterans' anger, aggression, and alcohol use, as well as their current fear of anger and elucidate the relationship between these factors...
- War-related posttraumatic stress disorder in Black, Hispanic, and majority White Vietnam veterans: the roles of exposure and vulnerabilityBruce P Dohrenwend
Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY 10032, USA
J Trauma Stress 21:133-41. 2008..The PTSD elevation in Hispanics versus Blacks is accounted for mainly by Hispanics' younger age...
- Elevated rates of current PTSD among Hispanic veterans in the NVVRS: true prevalence or methodological artifact?Roberto Lewis-Fernandez
Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY 10032, USA
J Trauma Stress 21:123-32. 2008..These tests suggest that greater Hispanic expressiveness does not account for the Hispanic elevation in current PTSD in the NVVRS SCID-diagnosed subsample...
- Attachment organization in Vietnam combat veterans with posttraumatic stress disorderElla C Nye
Behavioral Health Care Line, New Mexico VA Health Care System, Albuquerque, USA
Attach Hum Dev 10:41-57. 2008..The relationship between U-loss and PTSD is discussed in light of current literature...
- Persisting posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and their relationship to functioning in Vietnam veterans: a 14-year follow-upKarestan C Koenen
Departments of Society, Human Development, and Health and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
J Trauma Stress 21:49-57. 2008..Further investigation is needed to determine whether the PTSD-functioning relationship is causal and if successful treatment of PTSD is associated with improvement in functioning...
- Specific symptoms predict suicidal ideation in Vietnam combat veterans with chronic post-traumatic stress disorderJordan B Bell
Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Medical Center, Psychology Service, Bedford, MA 01730 1198, USA
Mil Med 172:1144-7. 2007..The results of this study suggest the importance of reexperiencing symptoms for predicting which individuals with combat-related PTSD are most at risk for suicidal ideation and behavior...
- Childhood trauma and combat-related PTSDJudy Regan
Tennessee Valley Healthcare System s Mental Health Care Line, USA
Tenn Med 100:47-8. 2007
- The psychological risks of Vietnam: the NVVRS perspectiveWilliam E Schlenger
Abt Associates Inc, Durham, NC 27703, USA
J Trauma Stress 20:467-79. 2007..However, they found that McNally's commentary misrepresented the history and context of the NVVRS, and then misinterpreted Dohrenwend et al.'s findings and their importance...
- Confounding the critics: the Dohrenwend and colleagues reexamination of the National Vietnam Veteran Readjustment StudyDean G Kilpatrick
National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
J Trauma Stress 20:487-93. 2007..The proper role of science and public policy, the importance of reporting findings accurately, and placing findings in proper perspective are discussed...
- Revisiting Dohrenwend et al.'s revisit of the National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment StudyRichard J McNally
Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
J Trauma Stress 20:481-6. 2007..That is, the current (late 1980s) prevalence estimates for PTSD are 15.2% (original NVVRS), 9.1% (Dohrenwend et al.), and 5.4% (clinically significant functional impairment). The policy implications of these findings are discussed...
- Circumstances of service and gender differences in war-related PTSD: findings from the National Vietnam Veteran Readjustment StudyJ Blake Turner
Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY, USA
J Trauma Stress 20:643-9. 2007..When prewar demographic differences are controlled, male veterans in low-exposure circumstances display a level of PTSD prevalence substantially lower than female veterans...
- Hippocampal volume, PTSD, and alcoholism in combat veteransSteven H Woodward
National Center for PTSD, Clinical Laboratory and Education Division, Mail Code 334 PTSD, VA Palo Alto HCS, 3801 Miranda Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
Am J Psychiatry 163:674-81. 2006..Further examination of the role of alcoholism and other comorbid conditions in studies of brain structure and function in PTSD appears warranted...
- Lifetime and 12-month prevalence of psychiatric disorders in 8,169 male Vietnam War era veteransSeth A Eisen
Research and Medical Service, Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center, St Louis, MO 63106, USA
Mil Med 169:896-902. 2004..This study reports the prevalence of psychiatric disorders among a nationally distributed sample of Vietnam Era veterans assessed using standardized psychiatric interviewing methods...
- Clinical presentations and treatment outcomes of peacekeeper veterans with PTSD: preliminary findingsDavid Forbes
Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health, P O Box 5444, West Heidelberg, Victoria 3081, Australia
Am J Psychiatry 162:2188-90. 2005..This study examined intake and treatment outcome data for a group of peacekeepers with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)...
- A twin registry study of the relationship between posttraumatic stress disorder and nicotine dependence in menKarestan C Koenen
Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Kresge 613, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Arch Gen Psychiatry 62:1258-65. 2005..Recent studies indicate a strong association between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and nicotine dependence (ND). However, the explanation for the association remains unclear...
- Employment outcomes and PTSD symptom severityMark W Smith
Cooperative Studies Program and Health Services Research and Development Service, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA
Ment Health Serv Res 7:89-101. 2005..Alternative PTSD symptom measures produced similar results. Our findings suggest that even modest reductions in PTSD symptoms may lead to employment gains, even if the overall symptom level remains severe...
- Shame, guilt, self-hatred and remorse in the psychotherapy of Vietnam combat veterans who committed atrocitiesMel Singer
Am J Psychother 58:377-85. 2004..A psychotherpy that embraces the patient's need to express remorse is necessary in order to help these patients work through their guilt and self-hatred. These are the main objectives of treatment...
- Glucocorticoid receptor polymorphisms and post-traumatic stress disorderAnthony W Bachmann
Department of Medicine, University of Queensland, Greenslopes Private Hospital, Brisbane, QLD 4120, Australia
Psychoneuroendocrinology 30:297-306. 2005..Our PTSD group did not display GC hypersensitivity, as measured by the LD-DST and DVVA. In a subset of PTSD patients with the BclI GG genotype, CAPS scores and basal cortisol levels were negatively correlated...
- Combat effects on mental health: the more things change, the more they remain the sameRoger K Pitman
Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Charlestown 02129, USA
Arch Gen Psychiatry 63:127-8. 2006
- Variations in health communication needs among combat veteransAaron I Schneiderman
Department of Veterans Affairs, War Related Illness and Injury Study Center, Washington DC, USA
Am J Public Health 94:2074-6. 2004..Respondents endorsed the primary care provider as the most helpful source of health information. Access to the Internet and use of this medium for seeking health information differed by race, age, and cohort...
- Post-traumatic stress disorder, drug dependence, and suicidality among male Vietnam veterans with a history of heavy drug useRumi Kato Price
Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, 40 N Kingshighway, Suite 2, St Louis, MO 63108, USA
Drug Alcohol Depend 76:S31-43. 2004..Evidence is stronger for self-medication in later adulthood. The results indicate that a life course perspective is needed for the combined treatment of PTSD and drug dependence for severely traumatized populations...
- Mental health impact of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts: a review of US research, service provision, and programmatic responsesTimothy S Wells
Center for Deployment Health Research, Naval Health Research Center, 140 Sylvester Road, San Diego, CA 92106 5122, USA
Int Rev Psychiatry 23:144-52. 2011..psychological casualties dates back to the American Civil War and earlier, most research began after the Vietnam conflict, when studies focused on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)...
- Military traumatic brain and spinal column injury: a 5-year study of the impact blast and other military grade weaponry on the central nervous systemRandy S Bell
Department of Neurosurgery, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD 20889, USA
J Trauma 66:S104-11. 2009..The purpose of this article is to review our experience with this population of patients...
- Southeast Asian refugee children: violence experience and depressionP G Fox
Department of Public Health, Mental Health and Administrative Nursing, University of Illinois, Chicago College of Nursing 60012, USA
Int J Psychiatr Nurs Res 5:589-600. 1999..Nurses, internationally, will want to consider the multiple facets of violence experience when assessing children who may be at high risk for psycho-social adaptation problems following resettlement...
- History of malaria in the United States Naval Forces at war: World War I through the Vietnam conflictC Beadle
Malaria Program, Naval Medical Research Institute, Bethesda, Maryland
Clin Infect Dis 16:320-9. 1993..vivax, and the increasing resistance of Anopheles mosquitoes to insecticides, malaria continues to be an enormous threat to U.S. Navy and Marine Corps personnel deployed to the tropics and subtropics...
- Melioidosis in the AmericasTimothy J J Inglis
Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, PathWest Laboratory Medicine Western Australia, Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre, Nedlands, Western Australia, Australia
Am J Trop Med Hyg 75:947-54. 2006..There has been growing awareness of the disease in the Americas, particularly since the Vietnam conflict when it was diagnosed in returning service personnel...
- Military combat and risk of coronary heart disease and ischemic stroke in aging men: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) studyAnna M Johnson
Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 27514, USA
Ann Epidemiol 20:143-50. 2010..To assess the long-term association of military combat stress with coronary heart disease (CHD) and ischemic stroke (IS)...
- DNA identification of "Earthquake McGoon" 50 years postmortemJodi A Irwin
Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, AFIP Annex, 1413 Research Blvd, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
J Forensic Sci 52:1115-8. 2007..This particular case demonstrates the practical utility of novel research technologies and aggressive genetic typing protocols in the identification of aged, degraded remains...
- Strontium isotope composition of skeletal material can determine the birth place and geographic mobility of humans and animalsB L Beard
University of Wisconsin Madison, Department of Geology and Geophysics 53706, USA
J Forensic Sci 45:1049-61. 2000..to establish, (2) a pilot study of commingled human remains from a burial in Vietnam, associated with the Vietnam Conflict, and (3) a study of 13th and 14th century migration of peo ple from an archeological site in the Southwest ..
- Vietnam nursing: the experience lives on. Interview by Margaret Ann La SalleM Sweat
Rehabilitation Institute, Overland Park, KS 66209, USA
Mil Med 165:641-6. 2000..and a review of the literature, this article examines the experiences of three nurses who served in the Vietnam conflict. Common themes emerging were the strength of the medical teams, the camaraderie, and the willingness of ..
- Damage control resuscitation: a sensible approach to the exsanguinating surgical patientAlec C Beekley
Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA, USA
Crit Care Med 36:S267-74. 2008..S. military since the Vietnam conflict. These casualties suffer wounds that have no common civilian equivalent and more frequently require massive ..
- Radiographic identification using the clavicle of an individual missing from the Vietnam conflictBradley J Adams
U S Army Central Identification Laboratory, Hickam AFB, HI 96853, USA
J Forensic Sci 47:369-73. 2002..radiographic comparison of a clavicle was used to establish the identification of a civilian missing from the Vietnam conflict. While the use of radiographic comparison of skeletal features is not a newly developed technique for ..
- Massive transfusion and nonsurgical hemostatic agentsJeremy G Perkins
Hematology Oncology Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
Crit Care Med 36:S325-39. 2008..Early prediction of massive transfusion requirements, using clinical and laboratory parameters, combined with aggressive management of hemorrhage by surgical and nonsurgical means, has significant potential to reduce early mortality...
- Pre-morbid intelligence, the metabolic syndrome and mortality: the Vietnam Experience StudyG D Batty
MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RZ, UK
Diabetologia 51:436-43. 2008....
- Diabetes and cancer in veterans of Operation Ranch Hand after adjustment for calendar period, days of spraying, and time spent in Southeast AsiaJoel E Michalek
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas 78229, USA
J Occup Environ Med 50:330-40. 2008..The Air Force Health Study was launched in 1980 as part of a Federal effort to resolve the Agent Orange issue...
- Blood pressure and cerebrospinal fluid norepinephrine in combat-related posttraumatic stress disorderJeffrey R Strawn
Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Psychosom Med 66:757-9. 2004..Central nervous system norepinephrine (NE) is normally involved in blood pressure regulation, but it is pathophysiologically elevated in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)...
- PTSD and Vietnam VeteransEric Vermetten
Science 315:184-7; author reply 184-7. 2007
- Agent Orange as a risk factor for high-grade prostate cancerNathan Ansbaugh
Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA
Cancer 119:2399-404. 2013..The objective of this study was to determine the association between AOe and the risk of detecting high-grade PCa (HGPCa) (Gleason score ≥7) on biopsy in a US Veteran cohort...
- Combat-incurred bilateral transfemoral limb loss: a comparison of the Vietnam War to the wars in Afghanistan and IraqPaul J Dougherty
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
J Trauma Acute Care Surg 73:1590-5. 2012....
- Generalized anxiety and major depressive disorders, their comorbidity and hypertension in middle-aged menDouglas Carroll
School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
Psychosom Med 72:16-9. 2010..To examine the cross-sectional associations between generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and major depressive disorder (MDD), their comorbidity, and hypertension...
- Concordance between physiological arousal and subjective distress among Vietnam combat veterans undergoing challenge testing for PTSDBrian P Marx
National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA, USA
J Trauma Stress 25:416-25. 2012..The results of these analyses suggest that patients' reports of distress during exposure-based treatments might serve as approximate measures of actual physiological arousal...
- Brain integrity and cerebral atrophy in Vietnam combat veterans with and without posttraumatic stress disorderDawson W Hedges
Department of Psychology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA
Neurocase 13:402-10. 2007..Both groups showed heterogeneity in cerebral atrophy...
- Science versus policy in establishing equitable Agent Orange disability compensation policyMark A Brown
Office of Public Health and Environmental Agents Service, U S Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC 20012, USA
Mil Med 176:35-40. 2011..Finally, attempts to update current policy will benefit from an understanding of this background...
- Long-term effects of military service on mental health among veterans of the Vietnam War eraMatthew S Brooks
Army Baylor Graduate Program in Health and Business Administration, Army Medical Department Center and School, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234, USA
Mil Med 173:570-5. 2008..These results suggest greater resource needs among younger Vietnam War veterans. Clinicians and the Department of Veterans Affairs should focus on mental health services for younger veterans...
- Genetic vulnerability and phenotypic expression of depression and risk for ischemic heart disease in the Vietnam era twin study of agingHong Xian
Research Service, St Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, St Louis, Missouri 63103, USA
Psychosom Med 72:370-5. 2010..To determine if depression contributes to incident heart disease after accounting for genetic, behavioral, and medical factors associated with both conditions...
- Posttraumatic stress disorder and suicide risk among veterans: a literature reviewMaurizio Pompili
Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Organs, Suicide Prevention Center, Sant Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, 00189 Rome, Italy
J Nerv Ment Dis 201:802-12. 2013..The association between PTSD and suicidal behavior was confirmed by the presence of other risk factors and high rates of comorbidity. Current suicidal behavior should be adequately assessed in war veterans. ..
- Hunger strikers: historical perspectives from the emergency management of refugee camp asylum seekersFrederick M Burkle
1 Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts USA
Prehosp Disaster Med 28:625-9. 2013....
- Serum 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin levels and their association with age, body mass index, smoking, military record-based variables, and estimated exposure to Agent Orange in Korean Vietnam veteransSang Wook Yi
Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Kwandong University College of Medicine, Gangneung, Korea
J Prev Med Public Health 46:226-36. 2013....
- Basal and suppressed salivary cortisol in female Vietnam nurse veterans with and without PTSDLinda J Metzger
Research Service, VA Medical Center, Research Service 151, Manchester, NH 03104, United States
Psychiatry Res 161:330-5. 2008....
- Dengue and US military operations from the Spanish-American War through todayRobert V Gibbons
Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Science, Bangkok, Thailand
Emerg Infect Dis 18:623-30. 2012..The increase in dengue throughout the world suggests that it will remain a problem for military personnel until an effective vaccine is licensed...
- Neuroticism, cognitive ability, and the metabolic syndrome: The Vietnam Experience StudyAnna C Phillips
School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK
J Psychosom Res 69:193-201. 2010..The purpose of this study is to examine also the extent to which any associations are accounted for by sociodemographic factors, health behaviors, and cognitive ability...
- Internalizing and externalizing classes in posttraumatic stress disorder: a latent class analysisDavid Forbes
Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health and Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
J Trauma Stress 23:340-9. 2010..A second exploratory LCA using broader comorbidity indicators (MMPI-2 Restructured Clinical scales) demonstrated some support for, although limitations in, using nonpersonality measures to identify these classes directly...
- Role and treatment of early maladaptive schemas in Vietnam Veterans with PTSDDavid M Cockram
School of Psychology, Murdoch University, Perth, WA, Australia
Clin Psychol Psychother 17:165-82. 2010..Nevertheless, PTSD and anxiety improved more significantly for the schema-focused therapy group. Together, these findings support the feasibility of schema-focused therapy to assist veterans with PTSD...
- Post-Vietnam military herbicide exposures in UC-123 Agent Orange spray aircraftPeter A Lurker
Germantown Consultants, LLC, Germantown, OH, USA
Environ Res 130:34-42. 2014..Sparse monitoring data are available for analysis...
- Left dorsomedial frontal brain damage is associated with insomniaMichael Koenigs
Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI 53719, USA
J Neurosci 30:16041-3. 2010..Our findings are the first to demonstrate a link between insomnia and a discrete locus of brain damage, providing novel insight into the neurobiological mechanisms of sleep maintenance...
- Smaller global and regional cortical volume in combat-related posttraumatic stress disorderSteven H Woodward
Dissemination and Training Division, National Center for PTSD, Mail Code 334 PTSD, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
Arch Gen Psychiatry 66:1373-82. 2009..Second, lower intelligence, a risk factor for PTSD, is associated with smaller cerebral tissue volumes. Nevertheless, to our knowledge, only 1 study has observed globally smaller cerebral tissue volume in adults with PTSD...
- Does IQ explain socio-economic differentials in total and cardiovascular disease mortality? Comparison with the explanatory power of traditional cardiovascular disease risk factors in the Vietnam Experience StudyG David Batty
Medical Research Council Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8RZ, UK
Eur Heart J 30:1903-9. 2009....
- Substance use comorbidity among veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder and other psychiatric illnessIsmene L Petrakis
Department of Psychiatry, Yale University, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
Am J Addict 20:185-9. 2011..There are high rates of substance use disorders among veterans with mental illness. The highest rates of comorbidity occur among those with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia; and in post-VET veterans. ..
- Predeployment, deployment, and postdeployment risk factors for posttraumatic stress symptomatology in female and male OEF/OIF veteransDawne Vogt
Women s Health Sciences Division, National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA 02130, USA
J Abnorm Psychol 120:819-31. 2011..Results also revealed a number of novel risk mechanisms for OEF/OIF female Veterans, particularly with respect to the role of deployment family relationships in risk for PTSS...
- Unilateral upper-limb loss: satisfaction and prosthetic-device use in veterans and servicemembers from Vietnam and OIF/OEF conflictsLynne V McFarland
Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
J Rehabil Res Dev 47:299-316. 2010..Through a national survey, we enrolled 47 participants from the Vietnam conflict and 50 from Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF) with combat-associated major ..
- Areas of left perisylvian cortex mediate auditory-verbal short-term memoryMichael Koenigs
Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI 53719, USA
Neuropsychologia 49:3612-9. 2011..These results support the conclusion that verbal STM and language processing are mediated by the same areas of left perisylvian cortex...
- Modeling the effects of obstructive sleep apnea and hypertension in Vietnam veterans with PTSDLisa M Kinoshita
Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, 3801 Miranda Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
Sleep Breath 16:1201-9. 2012..We hypothesized that in addition to indices of OSA severity, hypertension is associated with worse cognitive performance in such adults...
- Exposure to Agent Orange is a significant predictor of prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based recurrence and a rapid PSA doubling time after radical prostatectomySagar R Shah
Section of Urology, Augusta Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Augusta, Georgia, USA
BJU Int 103:1168-72. 2009..To investigate and report the clinicopathological characteristics and outcomes after radical prostatectomy (RP) in patients with prostate cancer and previous exposure to Agent Orange (AO), particularly in relationship to race...
- Association of cognitive distortions with problem and pathological gambling in adult male twinsHong Xian
Research Service, St Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 915 North Grand Boulevard, St Louis, MO 63106, United States
Psychiatry Res 160:300-7. 2008..Public health messages and therapeutic interventions that reinforce the randomness of gambling and draw attention to distorted thinking may prevent the development of problem gambling and improve treatment outcomes...
- Prevalence of tension pneumothorax in fatally wounded combat casualtiesJohn J McPherson
Department of Military and Emergency Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
J Trauma 60:573-8. 2006..Tension pneumothorax is a potential cause of death in victims of penetrating chest trauma, but little is known about its actual prevalence...
- A taxometric investigation of dissociation in Vietnam veteransLynn C Waelde
Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, Palo Alto, California 94303, USA
J Trauma Stress 18:359-69. 2005..Among participants with a current PTSD diagnoses, only 32% belonged to the dissociative taxon, suggesting that there is a subtype of severe PTSD with elevated dissociation...
- PTSD and Vietnam VeteransTodd C Buckley
Science 315:184-7; author reply 184-7. 2007
- Developing a Symptom Validity Test for posttraumatic stress disorder: application of the binomial distributionKenneth R Morel
Neuropsychology Laboratory, Psychology Service 116B, Department of Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Health Care System, 1310 24th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212 2637, United States
J Anxiety Disord 22:1297-302. 2008..We cite the Morel Emotional Numbing Test for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (MENT) as an example...
- OSMA and Oklahoma medicine: 1966-1975Chris Sutton
J Okla State Med Assoc 99:275-85. 2006
- Psychobiological substrates of posttraumatic stress disorder: part IIJonathan S Dowben
Birmingham VA Hospital, AL, USA
Perspect Psychiatr Care 43:146-9. 2007
- Lessons learned and advice from Vietnam war nurses: a qualitative studyElizabeth A Scannell-Desch
Division of Nursing, Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY 12550, USA
J Adv Nurs 49:600-7. 2005..The aim of this paper is to describe guidance for nurses today from the lessons learned by nurses who served in the Vietnam War...
- Effects of trauma-related audiovisual stimulation on cerebrospinal fluid norepinephrine and corticotropin-releasing hormone concentrations in post-traumatic stress disorderThomas D Geracioti
Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Research Service, Cincinnati, OH, USA
Psychoneuroendocrinology 33:416-24. 2008....
- Genetic and environmental influences of white and gray matter signal contrast: a new phenotype for imaging genetics?Matthew S Panizzon
Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
Neuroimage 60:1686-95. 2012..The lack of significant genetic correlations with cortical thickness suggests that this measure potentially represents a unique source of genetic variance, one that has yet to be explored by the field of imaging genetics...
- Sex hormones and cause-specific mortality in the male veterans: the Vietnam Experience StudyA C Phillips
School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
QJM 105:241-6. 2012..Testosterone levels have been linked to life expectancy in men, less is known about the sex hormones follicular stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone...
- The long-term impact of war on health and wellbeing in Northern Vietnam: some glimpses from a recent surveyBussarawan Teerawichitchainan
School of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University, 90 Stamford Road, Singapore 178903, Singapore
Soc Sci Med 74:1995-2004. 2012....
- Orientia tsutsugamushi modulation of host cell ubiquitination machineryJason A Carlyon; Fiscal Year: 2013..The disease was a significant cause of morbidity in World War II and the Vietnam conflict and presently threatens U.S. soldiers serving in the Middle East...
- Beyond service connection: what helps PTSD-disabled veterans get better?Maureen Murdoch; Fiscal Year: 2013..or worse), PTSD service-connected status (SC+ or SC-), gender, and service era (served during or after the Vietnam Conflict)...
- Ecological and Health Consequences of the Vietnam WarLinda Schwartz; Fiscal Year: 2001..of war, environment, human health, and public policy as they pertain to military operations during the US-Vietnam Conflict. The applicants are inviting Vietnamese scientists to be an integral part of this symposium...
- Mental Health Services in NY after WTC DisasterJoseph Boscarino; Fiscal Year: 2004..abstract_text> ..
- MEASUREMENT OF MAJOR STRESSFUL EVENTS OVER LIFE COURSESBRUCE DOHRENWEND; Fiscal Year: 2005..abstract_text> ..
- Development Epidemiology of PTSDKarestan Koenen; Fiscal Year: 2008..This work will help the development of prevention and treatment interventions for traumatized individuals and will contribute to our understanding of the etiology of PTSD. ..
- Environmental Risks for Smoking: A Genetically Informed Children of Twins DesignHong Xian; Fiscal Year: 2009..The strengths of the application are the availability of smoking, psychiatric data &environmental constructs that have been previously collected from twins, offspring &mothers. ..
- Genetic Determinants of PTSD in WomenKarestan C Koenen; Fiscal Year: 2010....
- SOCIAL STATUS AND PTSD IN U.S. VIETNAM VETERANSBRUCE DOHRENWEND; Fiscal Year: 2001..The long term goal is to increase knowledge of how humans adapt or fail to adapt to adversity and stress, and to contribute to the account of an historic event in the life of this nation. ..
- The VETSA Longitudinal Twin Study of Cortisol and AgingWilliam Kremen; Fiscal Year: 2007..Using multivariate twin analytic approaches, we will determine the extent of genetic, and shared and unique environmental factors influencing cortisol in midlife as well as their association with other key measures. ..
- Startle reflex amplitude and cortisol in PTSD.Mark Miller; Fiscal Year: 2005....
- Cognitive Psychology of Traumatic MemoryRichard McNally; Fiscal Year: 2004..g., fantasy proneness, imagery ability) that predict performance in these memory tasks is proposed. ..
- Genetic Predictors of Comorbid Depressive Symptoms + CADJeanne McCaffery; Fiscal Year: 2005....
- SES, health behaviors and CVD among Vietnam-era-TwinsJeanne McCaffery; Fiscal Year: 2005..The primary method of analysis will be twin structural equation modeling. ..
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Cardiovascular DiseaseViola Vaccarino; Fiscal Year: 2007..Efforts toward the prevention, early identification and treatment of PTSD and the identification of factors that mediate its adverse effects could reduce morbidity and mortality from CVD. ..
- Novel Glutamatergic Detoxification StrategiesJohn Krystal; Fiscal Year: 2006..abstract_text> ..
- Symposium on Neuroimaging in AlcoholismJohn Krystal; Fiscal Year: 2007..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Light Treatment for Sleep/Wake Disturbances ADJerome Yesavage; Fiscal Year: 2008..Outcome will be documented by objective circadian activity rhythm parameters and standard sleep/wake measures both assessed by actigraphy. ..
- Cognitive Enhancer May Facilitate Behavioral ExposureBarbara O Rothbaum; Fiscal Year: 2010..abstract_text> ..
- Mechanisms Linking Depression to Cardiovascular RiskViola Vaccarino; Fiscal Year: 2010..abstract_text> ..
- REVAMP Follow-up Study RenewalBarbara Rothbaum; Fiscal Year: 2008....
- Influences on the Sustainability of Evidence-Based PsychotherapiesSHANNON STIRMAN; Fiscal Year: 2008....
- Visuospatial Function in Parkinson's DiseaseALICE M CRONIN GOLOMB; Fiscal Year: 2010..Demonstration of different profiles of performance in LPD and RPD would bolster arguments of selective visuospatial deficits in PD and suggest differential visual, cognitive, and functional enhancement strategies. ..
- Role of depression and anxiety in the tobacco epidemicRenee Goodwin; Fiscal Year: 2008..Use of the NESARC offers a unique opportunity to analyze a large, longitudinal, epidemiologic dataset. ..
- PSYCHOPATHOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTS IN DRUG ABUSERUMI PRICE; Fiscal Year: 2003..3) Methodological Enhancement component continues previous attempts to integrate novel technologies to more traditional statistical methods to improve epidemiologic prediction and explanatory precision. ..
- Virtuality Reality Cue Exposure for Crack CocaineBarbara Rothbaum; Fiscal Year: 2003..The long-term objectives to be achieved in Phase II include the development and testing of the treatment of crack cocaine dependence using VR cue exposure therapy in a controlled design. ..
- AMINO ACID NEUROTRANSMITTER DYSREGULATION IN ALCOHOLISMJohn Krystal; Fiscal Year: 2003..In summary, this K02 award would foster my academic development and enable me to better contribute to the building of pathophysiologic models of alcoholism that can guide medications development for this disorder. ..
- Improving Hispanic Retention in Antidepressant TherapyRoberto Lewis Fernandez; Fiscal Year: 2003..This pilot data will allow us to apply for an R01 to further study this intervention and model in a controlled clinical trial. ..
- Symposium on Neuroimaging in AlcoholismJohn Krystal; Fiscal Year: 2003..A call for abstracts also will bring forward names and ideas from other groups that might be added to the main program. Young Investigator travel scholarships will be considered. ..
- LATE LIFE DEPRESSION IN MEDICAL HOMECAREMartha Bruce; Fiscal Year: 2001..Additional information will come from informants, homecare nurses, and homecare records. ..
- MECHANISM OF ESTROGENICITY OF DDT ANALOGS IN MCG-7 CELLSFumio Matsumura; Fiscal Year: 2001..The PI finally will address the fundamental question of whether c-Neu activation serves as a major gateway in addition to the estrogen receptor for xenobiotics to cause truly estrogenic cellular responses or not. ..
- TREATMENTS FOR INSOMNIAJerome Yesavage; Fiscal Year: 2003..This five-year application will ultimately include 90 treatment subjects aged >60 years (three groups of 30 each). ..
- Military Service and Health Outcomes in Later LifeJanet Wilmoth; Fiscal Year: 2009..e., the military) in specific historical periods shapes the process of cumulative (dis)advantage that leads to later-life health disparities. ..
- Youth Violence Exposure: A National Longitudinal StudyDean Kilpatrick; Fiscal Year: 2008..abstract_text> ..
- SPIRAL OF DEPRESSION AND DISABILITY IN LATE LIFEMartha Bruce; Fiscal Year: 2002..Second, it will identify potential avenues for effective intervention into these relationships in high risk populations. ..
- Dissemination of empirically-supported psychotherapiesJoan Cook; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable]..
- NALTREXONE BLOCKADE OF NMDAJohn Krystal; Fiscal Year: 2002..Thus, the blockade of the rewarding effects of ketamine by naltrexone may provide insight into an important mechanism underlying the psychopharmacology of ethanol and the treatment of alcoholism. ..
- Early Alcohol Use Onset: Influence of Religion-Spirituality DimensionsJON HABER; Fiscal Year: 2009....
- AMINO ACID NEUROTRANSMITTER DYSREGULATION IN ALCOHOLISMJohn Krystal; Fiscal Year: 2008..abstract_text> ..
- IP-RISP: Treatment of Late Life Depression in Home CareMartha Bruce; Fiscal Year: 2006....
- Health, Social Support, and Housing TransitionsJanet Wilmoth; Fiscal Year: 2002..e., private residence, supportive housing, nursing home) over a two-year period. In addition, intensity of assistance received (i.e., a summary of assistance with ten activities) will be considered. ..
- Translational Research on Extinction and PTSDBarbara Rothbaum; Fiscal Year: 2005..Currently, no such interventions with proven efficacy exist. ..
- VISUAL INTERVENTIONS TO IMPROVE ALZHEIMER COGNITIONAlice Cronin Golomb; Fiscal Year: 2004....
- Culturally Congruent Program of MDD Care for HispanicsRoberto Lewis Fernandez; Fiscal Year: 2007..If successful, CCP-MDD could then be tested against usual care in a larger randomized, controlled trial. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Prophylaxis of PTSD with Post-Trauma PropranololRoger Pitman; Fiscal Year: 2007..One and three months following the traumatic event, the patient will undergo psychophysiologic, psychodiagnostic, and psychometric testing for PTSD. ..
- Social Anxiety Disorder and Emotion RegulationTODD KASHDAN; Fiscal Year: 2007..Findings could ultimately lead to the development of more effective intervention efforts. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Disaster Research Education and Mentoring CenterDean Kilpatrick; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Effects of Visual Signal Strength on Alzheimer CognitionAlice Cronin Golomb; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Comorbid childhood anxiety and asthmaRenee Goodwin; Fiscal Year: 2006..That study will involve a longitudinal epidemiologic preventive intervention study aimed at reducing the risk of anxiety disorders among pediatric asthma/allergy patients. ..