Associations Between Mindfulness PTSD, and Depression in Combat Deployed Post-9/11 Military Veterans
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Objectives Combat experiences predict PTSD and depression in U.S. military veterans. However, few studies have investigated associations between mindfulness and these constructs. We examined main, direct, and indirect effects for mindfulness and combat experiences on veterans’ PTSD and depressive symptoms and investigated the explanatory value of mindfulness on outcome variance in these models. Methods A total of 485 post-9/11 era military veterans with previous combat deployments residing in four major US cities completed online surveys asking about their combat experiences, mindfulness, and mental health. Two multivariable ordinary least squares regression models were specified to investigate main effects of mindfulness and combat experiences on veterans’ PTSD and depressive symptoms. Path models examined direct and indirect effects of combat experiences and mindfulness on these outcomes. … See full text for complete abstract.
PTSD; Veterans; Mindfulness; Military; Combat
Military and Veterans Studies | Psychiatry and Psychology
Associations Between Mindfulness PTSD, and Depression in Combat Deployed Post-9/11 Military Veterans.