Combat Exposure & Mental Health

There are few workplaces more intense than the battlefield, so we shouldn’t be surprised that combat veterans experience higher levels of depression and anxiety than civilians. What is surprising, however, is the shape of the trajectory:

Among combat-exposed male veterans, trajectories for depression and anxiety decreased until age 60 years before increasing in later life, according to study results.

Savannah Demko

Read Combat Exposure Affects Veterans’ Mental Health in Later Life [press release] in Healio Psychiatry.

About the Author

Ben Butina, Ph.D.
Dr. Butina, who hosts the Department 12 Podcast, is an industrial-organizational psychologist with interests in training, leadership development, talent management, and positive psychology in the workplace.

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