ADHD and nonsuicidal self-injury in male veterans with and without PTSD

Nathan A. Kimbrel, Laura C. Wilson, John T. Mitchell, Eric C. Meyer, Bryann B. DeBeer, Paul J. Silvia, Kim L. Gratz, Patrick S. Calhoun, Jean C. Beckham, Sandra B. Morissette

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Abstract

The objective of the present research was to examine the association between ADHD symptoms and nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) in male Iraq/Afghanistan-era veterans with and without PTSD. Approximately 25% of veterans screened positive for clinically-significant levels of ADHD. Male veterans with PTSD were significantly more likely to report ADHD symptoms than male veterans without PTSD. In addition, as expected, ADHD was strongly associated with NSSI, even after accounting for the effects of demographic variables, PTSD, depression, and alcohol use disorder. Future work aimed at replicating and extending these findings in longitudinal studies of veterans is needed.

LanguageEnglish (US)
Pages161-163
Number of pages3
JournalPsychiatry Research
Volume252
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2017

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Wounds and Injuries
Afghanistan
Iraq
Longitudinal Studies
Alcohols
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Keywords

  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
  • Nonsuicidal self-injury
  • NSSI
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry

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Kimbrel, N. A., Wilson, L. C., Mitchell, J. T., Meyer, E. C., DeBeer, B. B., Silvia, P. J., ... Morissette, S. B. (2017). ADHD and nonsuicidal self-injury in male veterans with and without PTSD. Psychiatry Research, 252, 161-163. DOI: 10.1016/j.psychres.2017.02.015

ADHD and nonsuicidal self-injury in male veterans with and without PTSD. / Kimbrel, Nathan A.; Wilson, Laura C.; Mitchell, John T.; Meyer, Eric C.; DeBeer, Bryann B.; Silvia, Paul J.; Gratz, Kim L.; Calhoun, Patrick S.; Beckham, Jean C.; Morissette, Sandra B.

In: Psychiatry Research, Vol. 252, 01.06.2017, p. 161-163.

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Kimbrel, NA, Wilson, LC, Mitchell, JT, Meyer, EC, DeBeer, BB, Silvia, PJ, Gratz, KL, Calhoun, PS, Beckham, JC & Morissette, SB 2017, 'ADHD and nonsuicidal self-injury in male veterans with and without PTSD' Psychiatry Research, vol 252, pp. 161-163. DOI: 10.1016/j.psychres.2017.02.015
Kimbrel NA, Wilson LC, Mitchell JT, Meyer EC, DeBeer BB, Silvia PJ et al. ADHD and nonsuicidal self-injury in male veterans with and without PTSD. Psychiatry Research. 2017 Jun 1;252:161-163. Available from, DOI: 10.1016/j.psychres.2017.02.015
Kimbrel, Nathan A. ; Wilson, Laura C. ; Mitchell, John T. ; Meyer, Eric C. ; DeBeer, Bryann B. ; Silvia, Paul J. ; Gratz, Kim L. ; Calhoun, Patrick S. ; Beckham, Jean C. ; Morissette, Sandra B./ ADHD and nonsuicidal self-injury in male veterans with and without PTSD. In: Psychiatry Research. 2017 ; Vol. 252. pp. 161-163
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