:: Volume 16, Issue 4 (Winter 2015) ::
J Mil Med 2015, 16(4): 197-203 Back to browse issues page
The Survey of Veterans’ Depression and Anxiety and its Relationship with Veterans’ Social-Economic Activities
Hossein Eskandari *
Consulting department, Humanities faculty, University of Bojnord, Bojnord, Iran , eskandari3@yahoo.com
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Aims: As to veterans’ special conditions, they are exposed to psychological disorders more than others. It seems that veterans’ social-economic activities, can enroll them as a membership of social networks or groups. This membership can lead to more social support, and then more or less psychological stresses and depression. Also, successful economic activities can increase self-confidence and eliminate psychological traumas caused by unemployment. The present research examines the relation and coherence of veterans’ social-economic activities and their anxiety and depression degree.

Methods: The researcher used a self-made questioner for assessing the social-economic activities degree and the Beck and S.A.S questioners for depression and anxiety.

Results: Fifty seven percent of veterans have no depression problems and 41% need consulting or therapy. 55.6% have no anxiety problems, 15.5% suffer from anxiety to some extent and 16.5% have severe anxiety. There is a negative meaningful relation between social-economic activities and depression and a positive meaningful relation between social-economic activities and anxiety. An increase in social-economic activities accompanies with reducing depression and increasing anxiety.

Conclusion: Increasing veterans’ social-economic activities has a strong meaningful relation with decreasing depression, and a weak relation with increasing anxiety.

Keywords: Veterans, Depression, Anxiety, Social-Economic Activities
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Type of Study: Orginal Research | Subject: military medcine
Received: 2012/12/21 | Accepted: 2015/04/4 | Published: 2015/04/4

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