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Study: #depression affects 1/2 of female OEF/OIF #veterans -- -- #womenshealth #vets #military #m…

Study: #depression affects 1/2 of female OEF/OIF #veterans -- -- #womenshealth #vets #military #m…

Major Depressive Disorder Has Affected Nearly Half of Female OIF/OEF Veterans 2014 Issues | Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) | Depression | June 2014 | Psychiatry 0 comments More VA Screening Needed with Increase in Women Vets By Annette M. Boyle DURHAM, NC – In the general population and among veterans, women suffer from depression at a substantially higher rate than men, and the mood disorder often occurs concurrently with other mental health conditions. As the number of women in uniform increases, screening for depression takes on even greater importance, both to successfully treat the illness itself and to resolve underlying mental health issues. A photo illustration produced by the U.S. Navy supporting the Suicide Prevention program urging sailors to speak up and seek guidance. Sailors throughout the fleet are encouraged to work together as commands, units, install...

Full article: http://www.usmedicine.com/agencies/department-of-veterans...

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