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Analyses Of Risk And Protective Factors For Trauma-Related Events


Principal Investigator(s):

Craig J. Bryan, PsyD, ABPP, National Center for Veterans Studies
National Center for Veterans Studies
Mary McNaughton-Cassill, PhD, University of Texas San Antonio

Funding Agency:

San Antonio Life Sciences Institute

Collaborating Institutions:

University of Texas at San Antonio


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In this anonymous survey study, we are seeking to identify factors that protect against mental health problems, especially posttraumatic stress disorder, among active duty Air Force personnel who have experienced a range of potentially traumatic events (e.g., combat, sexual assault). To date, we have found that certain types of belongingness, positive self-regard, and a strong sense of meaning or purpose in life are associated with less severe emotional distress and suicidal ideation.



Last Updated: 3/11/18