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By the Numbers: 7 June 2021

By the Numbers: 7 June 2021

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The number of U.S. military veterans who reported social anxiety disorder during their lifetimes, according to a recent study published online ahead of print in the Journal of Affective Disorders -- The hidden burden of social anxiety disorder in U.S. military veterans: Results from the National Health and Resilience in Veterans Study.

  • They had higher odds of mental disorders, particularly depression and PTSD.
  • Veterans with SAD had three-fold greater risk for current suicidal ideation.
  • SAD was uniquely associated with reductions in functioning.
  • Given SAD has low help seeking, it may be undertreated in veterans.
By the Numbers: 7 June 2021 | Center for Deployment Psychology

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