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STARRS Study Finds Link Between TBI and PTSD, Anxiety, Depression After Deployment

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is associated with a higher risk of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), generalized anxiety, and depression approximately three and nine months after returning from deployment in a combat zone, according to a recent report in AJP in Advance.Researchers from multiple institutions drew on data from the Pre/Post Deployment Study (PPDS), a prospective, longitudinal component of the Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Service Members (Army STARRS). The PPDS is a multiwave panel survey that collected baseline data from U.S. Army soldiers in three Brigade Combat...

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Published By: Psychiatric News - Tuesday, 8 September, 2015

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