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Longitudinal Associations Among Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Disordered Eating, and Weight Gain in Military Men and Women

Overview of attention for article published in American Journal of Epidemiology, June 2016
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Title
Longitudinal Associations Among Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Disordered Eating, and Weight Gain in Military Men and Women
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American Journal of Epidemiology, June 2016
DOI 10.1093/aje/kwv291
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Authors

K. S. Mitchell, B. Porter, E. J. Boyko, A. E. Field

Abstract

Obesity is a major health problem in the United States and a growing concern among members of the military. Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been associated with overweight and obesity and may increase the risk of those conditions among military service members. Disordered eating behaviors have also been associated with PTSD and weight gain. However, eating disorders remain understudied in military samples. We investigated longitudinal associations among PTSD, disordered eating, and weight gain in the Millennium Cohort Study, which includes a nationally representative sample of male (n = 27,741) and female (n = 6,196) service members. PTSD at baseline (time 1; 2001-2003) was associated with disordered eating behaviors at time 2 (2004-2006), as well as weight change from time 2 to time 3 (2007-2008). Structural equation modeling results revealed that the association between PTSD and weight change from time 2 to time 3 was mediated by disordered eating symptoms. The association between PTSD and weight gain resulting from compensatory behaviors (vomiting, laxative use, fasting, overexercise) was significant for white participants only and for men but not women. PTSD was both directly and indirectly (through disordered eating) associated with weight change. These results highlight potentially important demographic differences in these associations and emphasize the need for further investigation of eating disorders in military service members.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 70 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 9 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 11%
Student > Master 8 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 9%
Researcher 5 7%
Other 15 21%
Unknown 19 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 11 16%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 13%
Medicine and Dentistry 8 11%
Social Sciences 6 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 6%
Other 7 10%
Unknown 25 36%

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#8,284,601
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