Military sexual assault linked to PTSD and depression in LGB veterans

8 augustus 2018

In a Journal of Traumatic Stress study* of military veterans, lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) veterans were twice as likely to have experienced sexual assault while in the military compared with non-LGB veterans. In addition, the experience of military sexual assault was directly linked to the presence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression among LGB veterans.

The findings highlight the likelihood that the presence of PTSD and depression in LGB veterans after military service may be due to past sexual assault experiences.

Bron: EurekAlert, 8 augustus 2018


*Military Sexual Assault as a Mediator of the Association Between Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Depression Among Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Veterans, (full access) Carrie L. Lucas, Jeremy T. Goldbach, Mary Rose Mamey, Sara Kintzle, Carl Andrew Castro
Journal of Traumatic Stress, First published: 07 August 2018