Female veterans often experience trauma, develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and suffer from a substance use disorder (SUD). Females experience these disorders more than males and veterans experience them more than civilian populations. Being a female veteran give both disorders a different appearance. Relationships, negative health outcomes, and barriers to treatment all contribute to the problem. By analyzing the current literature, it becomes clear that the field would benefit from specific research into the female veteran with co-occurring PTSD and SUD population.
Sholar, Jacqueline A.
"Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Use Disorder Co-occurrence in Female Veterans,"
Graduate Journal of Counseling Psychology:
1, Article 6.
Available at: http://epublications.marquette.edu/gjcp/vol3/iss1/6