Temporal relationships between Gulf War deployment and subsequent psychological disorders in Royal Australian Navy Gulf War veterans
Dean P McKenzie, Mark Creamer, Helen L Kelsall, Andrew B Forbes, Jillian F Ikin, Malcolm R Sim, Alexander C McFarlane
Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology | SPRINGER HEIDELBERG | Published : 2010
This study was funded by the Australian Government, Department of Veterans' Affairs. The first author was funded by a doctoral scholarship from the National Medical Health and Research Council. The Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health, of which Professor Creamer is Director, is partially funded by the Department of Veterans' Affairs. Professor McFarlane is Chair of the Mental Health Consultative Group to the Director General of the Health Service Branch of the Australian Defence Force. The above organisations had no further role in study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report, or in the decision to submit the paper for publication. The study was overseen by a Scientific Advisory Committee and by a veterans' Consultative Forum. We are grateful to members of both groups for their contribution and support. We gratefully acknowledge the contribution of the contact and recruitment team at the Department of Veterans' Affairs, and the staff at Health Services Australia who conducted the medical and psychological assessments. Lastly, but most importantly, we wholeheartedly thank all the participants in the study.