Insomnia in Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Assessment of VA/DoD Clinical Guidelines

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Identifier 2014_Applegate
Title Insomnia in Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Assessment of VA/DoD Clinical Guidelines
Creator Applegate, Carla
Subject Aged; Behavioral Symptoms; Sleep Wake Disorders; Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders; Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic; Veterans; Practice Guidelines as Topic; Needs Assessment; Hospitals, Military; Hospitals, Veterans; Psychotherapy; Behavior Therapy; Dreams; Quality of Life; Crisis Intervention; Suicide; Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic; Surveys and Questionnaires
Description Insomnia, the most commonly endorsed symptom of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), occurs in approximately 60 to 90% of patients with PTSD (Neylan et al., 1998). Of recent returning veterans, sleep disturbance is the second most common complaint (Bliese et al., 2005) and tends to persist after PTSD behavioral interventions (Belleville et al., 2005). Notably, sleep disturbances are significantly related to suicidal ideation, suicide attempt and suicide (Pigeon, et al., 2012). As of October, 2007, there was an estimated 300,000 Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) veterans who suffer PTSD or major depression (Tanielian et al., 2008). With the increase of military members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, the numbers of those at risk for developing PTSD and associated sleep disturbances is significant. With appropriate care, the number of those at further risk of suicide may be minimized. Determination of current recommendations for providers to help veterans improve sleep, including alternatives to pharmacotherapy, may help to minimize risk of suicide in the veteran population.
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 2014
Language eng
Rights Management Copyright © Carla Applegate 2014
Holding Institution Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Metadata Cataloger AMT
Type Text
ARK ark:/87278/s62c1wbj
Setname ehsl_gerint
Date Created 2016-02-23
Date Modified 2018-06-08
ID 179531
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s62c1wbj
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