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Mental health diagnosis and occupational functioning in National Guard/Reserve veterans returning from Iraq

Veterans from Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom can experience serious mental health problems, including posttraumatic stress disorder, alcohol abuse or dependence, and depressive disorders, that can make it hard to function at work or in school. This study examined 262 National Guard/Reserve veterans from OIF to determine the effect of mental health problems on occupational and academic role functioning. Although veterans with mental health problems were just as likely to be working or in school as those without those problems, they reported struggling significantly more in these roles. This highlights the importance of programs that support work and school role functioning.

Volume 48 Number 10, 2011
   Pages 1159 — 1170


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Erbes CR, Kaler ME, Schult T, Polusny MA, Arbisi PA. Mental health diagnosis and occupational functioning in National Guard/Reserve veterans returning from Iraq. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2011;48(10):1159???70.
DOI:10.1682/JRRD.2010.11.0212
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