09/21/2015 by Heidi Zinzow, PhD
This JTS Commentary discusses a recent article titled, "Barriers and Facilitators of Mental Health Treatment-Seeking in U.S. Active Duty Soldiers With Sexual Assault Histories" by Zinsow et al. (2015). In it the authors discuss a study that examined service use behavior, barriers, and facilitators of mental health treatment-seeking in a sample of 927 active duty U.S. Army soldiers with mental health problems.
09/01/2015 by Jeffrey Millegan, MD MPH and Cynthia LeardMann, MPH
This JTS Commentary discusses a recent article by Millegan et al. (2015) titled, "Recent Sexual Trauma and Adverse Health and Occupational Outcomes Among U.S. Service Women." In it the authors review the findings from a longitudinal study evaluating the effects of sexual trauma on the health, functinal status, and occupational outcomes of US Service women.
08/16/2015 by Frank Putnam, MD, William Harris, PhD, Alicia Lieberman, PhD, Karen Putnam, PhD, Lisa Amaya-Jackson, MD, MPH
In August 2013 we published an article, “Synergistic Childhood Adversities and Complex Adult Psychopathology” (Putnam et al., 2013), in the Journal of Traumatic Stress (JTS) showing that certain combinations of childhood adverse experiences (commonly called ACES) are “synergistic” in that when they occur together they increase a person’s risk for complex mental health problems significantly more than the sum of their individual risks. Sort of a 1 + 1 = 3 effect. Men and women had overlapping profiles of synergistic ACES with sexual abuse in females and poverty in males showing synergy with the greatest number of other ACES.