Accession Number : ADA616743


Title :   Etiology of Depression Comorbidity in Combat-Related PTSD: A Review of the Literature


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA


Personal Author(s) : Stander, Valerie A ; Thomsen, Cynthia J ; Highfill-McRoy, Robyn M


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a616743.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 14


Abstract : Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is often diagnosed with other mental health problems, particularly depression and substance dependence. PTSD comorbidity has been associated with more severe and chronic symptomology, however the relationships among these commonly co-occurring disorders are not well understood. The purpose of this study was to review the literature regarding the development of PTSD, depression, and substance abuse comorbidities. We summarize research results for commonly tested hypotheses about the etiology of PTSD comorbidity, including (1) causal hypotheses, (2) common factors hypotheses, and (3) potential confounds. Recommendations are made for future work in this area of research.


Descriptors :   *MENTAL HEALTH , *POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER , ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION , DEPRESSION , DRUG ABUSE , ETIOLOGY , HYPOTHESES , MENTAL DISORDERS , REPRINTS , STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY) , TRAUMA , VETERANS(MILITARY PERSONNEL)


Subject Categories : Psychology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE