0
Get Alert
Please Wait... Processing your request... Please Wait.
You must sign in to sign-up for alerts.

Please confirm that your email address is correct, so you can successfully receive this alert.

Article   |    
Mental health care needs of female veterans
Psychiatric Services 1995; doi:
text A A A
PDF of the full text article.
Abstract

Gender differences in diagnosis, demographic and family characteristics, and trauma histories among psychiatric outpatients at a Veterans Affairs clinic were examined. Among the 51 women and 46 men, significantly more women had affective disorders and schizoaffective disorder; significantly more men had anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and substance use disorders. Although women had sharply higher rates than men of every type of trauma except combat trauma, more male veterans received a diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder. Men were four times more likely to be married. Women were more likely than men to be the sole caretakers of minor children. These differences have important treatment and policy implications. The findings confirm that recently initiated VA programs recognize important treatment needs of female veterans.

Abstract Teaser
Figures in this Article

Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.
Sign In Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.
Sign In to Access Full Content
 
Username
Password
Sign in via Athens (What is this?)
Athens is a service for single sign-on which enables access to all of an institution's subscriptions on- or off-site.
Not a subscriber?

Subscribe Now/Learn More

PsychiatryOnline subscription options offer access to the DSM-5 library, books, journals, CME, and patient resources. This all-in-one virtual library provides psychiatrists and mental health professionals with key resources for diagnosis, treatment, research, and professional development.

Need more help? PsychiatryOnline Customer Service may be reached by emailing PsychiatryOnline@psych.org or by calling 800-368-5777 (in the U.S.) or 703-907-7322 (outside the U.S.).

+

References

+
+

CME Activity

There is currently no quiz available for this resource. Please click here to go to the CME page to find another.
Submit a Comments
Please read the other comments before you post yours. Contributors must reveal any conflict of interest.
Comments are moderated and will appear on the site at the discertion of APA editorial staff.

* = Required Field
(if multiple authors, separate names by comma)
Example: John Doe



Web of Science® Times Cited: 16

Related Content
Articles
Books
Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury, 2nd Edition > Chapter 1.  >
The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment, 4th Edition > Chapter 33.  >
The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment, 4th Edition > Chapter 42.  >
The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry, 4th Edition > Chapter 2.  >
Dulcan's Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry > Chapter 16.  >
Topic Collections
Psychiatric News
Read more at Psychiatric News >>
PubMed Articles