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Impact of comorbid depression on quality of life in male combat Veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder

Phillip A. Raab, MA, et al.

Veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) also frequently have symptoms of depression. Both PTSD and depression can reduce a Veteran's quality of life, and in this study of 158 Veterans with PTSD, we examined the influence of PTSD and depression on several areas of Veteran quality of life. We found that depression and PTSD emotional numbing symptoms had strong negative connections with Veteran satisfaction with achievement, selfexpression, relationships, home, neighborhood, and community. This study suggests that treating depression and negative emotion in Veterans with PTSD may improve quality of life.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.05.0130

Volume 52 Number 5, 2015
   Pages 563 — 576


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Raab PA, Mackintosh M, Gros DF, Morland LA. Impact of comorbid depression on quality of life in male combat Veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2015;52(5):563???76.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.05.0130
ORCID: Phillip A. Raab, MA: 0000-0002-3722-4927; Margaret-Anne Mackintosh, PhD: 0000-0002-2725-3177; Daniel F. Gros, PhD: 0000-0003-3946-6716

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