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Pre-Existing Insomnia Linked to PTSD and Other Mental Disorders After Military Deployment

(7/1/2013)

Pre-Existing Insomnia Linked to PTSD and Other Mental Disorders After Military Deployment
ScienceDaily
June 28, 2013

A new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Naval Health Research Center has shown Military service members who have trouble sleeping prior to deployments may be at greater risk of developing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety once they return home. The new study, published in the July 2013 issue of the journal SLEEP, found that pre-existing insomnia symptoms conferred almost as a large of a risk for those mental disorders as combat exposure.

View the full article here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/06/130628160829.htm

 


Keywords: existing, insomnia, PTSD, mental, disorders, military, deployment



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