A new Canadian study has found that Soldiers and veterans seeking treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) should be screened closely for major depression. The study found that among veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, about half also experience symptoms of major depressive disorder at some point in their lives. A summary of the study, 'Examining the Association Between Psychiatric Illness and Suicidal Ideation in a Sample of Treatment-Seeking Canadian Peacekeeping and Combat Veterans With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder PTSD,' is available in the August, 2012, issue of the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry -- just scroll down the webpage.
New PTSD Study Published
Week of August 20, 2012