Baseline prevalence of Axis I diagnosis in the Ohio Army National Guard

Marijo B. Tamburrino, Philip Chan, Marta Prescott, Joseph Calabrese, Israel Liberzon, Renee Slembarski, Edwin Shirley, Thomas Fine, Toyomi Goto, Kimberly Wilson, Alphonse Derus, Stephen Ganocy, Mary Beth Serrano, Sandro Galea

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Abstract

The goal of this study is to determine the pre-existing lifetime and current prevalence of DSM-IV Axis I disorders within the Ohio Army National Guard (OHARNG). Data was analyzed from the clinical subsample of the Ohio Army National Guard Mental Health Initiative (OHARNG MHI). Five hundred participants were provided with an in-depth clinical assessment using the Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS) and the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV-TR (SCID). Logistic regression examined the relationship between Axis I disorders and the number of deployments and gender. Prevalence of at least one DSM-IV lifetime disorder was 66.2%; substance use disorders were 52.2%, followed by mood disorders (30.0%) and anxiety disorders (22.0%). Prevalence of at least one current disorder was 24.8%; anxiety disorders (13.2%), mood disorders (7.6%), and substance use disorders (7.0%) were most frequent. Number of deployments was associated with PTSD (OR=8.27, 95% CI 2.10-32.59, p=0.003), alcohol use disorder (OR=1.77, 95% CI 1.07-2.92, p=0.025), and any substance use disorder (OR=1.85, 95% CI 1.12-3.05, p=0.016). Gender (OR=2.02, 95% CI 1.10-3.73, p=0.024) was associated with any mood disorder. The results provide baseline information on the most prevalent mental disorders within the OHARNG.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)142-148
Number of pages7
JournalPsychiatry Research
Volume226
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 30 2015

Keywords

  • Alcohol abuse
  • CAPS
  • Major depressive disorder
  • Military
  • Prevalence rates
  • SCID

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry

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