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Depression among military spouses: Demographic, military, and service member psychological health risk factors

Overview of attention for article published in Depression & Anxiety (1091-4269), August 2018
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Title
Depression among military spouses: Demographic, military, and service member psychological health risk factors
Published in
Depression & Anxiety (1091-4269), August 2018
DOI 10.1002/da.22820
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Authors

Donoho, Carrie J, LeardMann, Cynthia, O'Malley, Christopher A, Walter, Kristen H, Riviere, Lyndon A, Curry, John F, Adler, Amy B, Carrie J. Donoho, Cynthia LeardMann, Christopher A. O'Malley, Kristen H. Walter, Lyndon A. Riviere, John F. Curry, Amy B. Adler

Abstract

More than a decade of war has strained service members and their families and the psychological health of military spouses is a concern. This study uses data from the largest study of military families in the United States to examine the demographic, military-specific, and service member mental health correlates of probable diagnosis of major depressive disorder (MDD) among military spouses. Data were from service member-spouse dyads from all branches of the U.S. military. Demographic and military-specific factors were assessed using administrative personnel records and survey data. Of the 9,038 spouses, 4.9% had a probable diagnosis of MDD. In unadjusted models, spouses of service members who deployed and experiencecd combat-related events, were enlisted, had a probable posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) diagnosis, or screened positive for alcohol misuse were more likely to screen positive for MDD. In adjusted models, only spouses married to enlisted service members or those with PTSD had increased risk for MDD. Other demographic and military-related factors associated with MDD in spouses included less educational attainment, unemployment, having four or more children, and having prior military service (although not currently serving in the military) in the adjusted models. Findings characterize demographic, military, and service member psychological health factors that are associated with depression among military spouses. These findings imply that deployment alone may not negatively affect military spouses, but rather it may be the mental health impact on the service member, especially PTSD that increases the odds for MDD among military spouses.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 1 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 2 200%
Unspecified 2 200%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 200%
Student > Postgraduate 1 100%
Researcher 1 100%
Other 0 0%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 3 300%
Psychology 2 200%
Unspecified 2 200%
Social Sciences 1 100%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 September 2018.
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#3,079,742
of 11,911,631 outputs
Outputs from Depression & Anxiety (1091-4269)
#491
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Outputs of similar age
#80,220
of 240,800 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Depression & Anxiety (1091-4269)
#15
of 27 outputs
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