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Stress response in female veterans: an allostatic perspective.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19475804     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Women serving in the military face many sources of stress, such as separation from home and family, sexual harassment and assault, and deployment to traumatic war zones. Some women are vulnerable to the effects of these stressors, resulting in deleterious mental and physical health outcomes. Understanding these risks through the theoretical model of allostasis can help identify those who will be most vulnerable and help healthcare providers prevent some negative outcomes and improve rehabilitation for some women when they return stateside. Women may be more likely than men to present with mental health problems such as posttraumatic stress disorder and depression after military service. They also may be at increased risk, based on their war-zone stress response, for disparate illness such as medically unexplained illness, cancer, and heart disease. The need for care for these women is expected to increase as more women are deployed to conflicts.
Maureen Wimberly Groër; Candace Burns
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Rehabilitation nursing : the official journal of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0278-4807     ISO Abbreviation:  Rehabil Nurs     Publication Date:    2009 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-29     Completed Date:  2009-08-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8104825     Medline TA:  Rehabil Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  96-104     Citation Subset:  N    
University of South Florida College of Nursing, Tampa, FL, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Military Personnel / psychology*
Risk Factors
Stress Disorders, Traumatic / etiology,  physiopathology*,  prevention & control
United States
Veterans / psychology*
Women's Health

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