Exposure to Bullying or Hazing During Deployment and Mental Health Outcomes Among US Army Soldiers

JAMA Network Open

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About The Study: This study analyzed data from 1,463 combat-deployed soldiers and found that reports of being bullied or hazed during deployment were significantly associated with major depressive disorder, intermittent explosive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, suicidal thoughts, and substance use disorder. Recognition of these associations may inform efforts to prevent and address mental health problems among service members. 

Authors: Laura Campbell-Sills, Ph.D., of the University of California, San Diego, in La Jolla, is the corresponding author. 

 

(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.52109)

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