Sleep quality moderates the relationship between anxiety sensitivity and PTSD symptoms in combat-exposed veterans - McNett S, Lind MJ, Brown RC, Hawn S, Berenz EC, Brown E, McDonald SD, Pickett T, Danielson CK, Thomas S, Amstadter AB.

Objective/Background: Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related conditions (e.g., depression) are common in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation New Dawn (OEF/OIF/OND) veterans. High anxiety sensitivity (AS), def...
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Conclusions: Sleep quality and AS account for unique variance in PTSD and depressive symptoms in combat-exposed veterans. AS may be less relevant to understanding risk for PTSD among combat-exposed veterans experiencing poor sleep quality. PMID: 32063030 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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