It turns out pigs can fly. And turtles and dogs, but maybe not peacocks or hamsters. As some household (and exotic) pets receive promotions to more clinical roles as emotional support animals (ESAs), companions that run the gamut from furry to scaly are popping up increasingly in unexpected places. The U.S. Department of Justice
2014 roundup of recent research on the difficulties that retired troops face when using V.A. services and the challenges to reforming the organization and improving its efficiency.
2012 research review of relevant studies and data relating to the issues facing U.S. servicewomen.
2013 review of casualty and wounded statistics relating to the post-9/11 conflicts; also included are monetary cost estimates for total operations and veterans care.
2013 review of recent research on U.S. war veterans and emerging problems they face with reintegration into society.
2010 overview of studies in
Clinical Psychology Review on risk factors for domestic violence among military veterans.
2010 study in
Psychiatric Services looks at rates of treatment initiation among veterans diagnosed with PTSD, as well as variations in treatment.
2010 study by the University of Minnesota Medical School and Duke University Medical Center on relationship problems among returning Iraq and Afghanistan soldiers.
2012 review of research on the long-term costs of providing medical and disability benefits to veterans from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.
2012 study in the
American Journal of Public Health comparing suicide rates among veterans to those among the general public.