by Jim Fausone
A new study may be of help to veterans when making their PTSD claim. Female veterans who become pregnant may be at more risk for mental health disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety, a study finds. VA commissioned a 5 year study. Among the study participants, 32% of women who were pregnant had a mental health diagnosis, while 21% of women who were not pregnant received a mental health diagnosis. The study was published recently in the Journal of Women's Health. As a female veteran, you should consider if the trigger for mental health disorders is related to pregnancy.
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