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London study looks at family military service and teen mental health

Andrew London 2019"Depression and mental health service use among 12–17 year old U.S. adolescents: Associations with current parental and sibling military service," authored by Professor Andrew London, was published in Population Health. London found that adolescents are more likely to have a sibling than a parent currently serving in the military. Having a sibling currently in the military increases the likelihood of having a lifetime and a past-year major depressive episode (MDE), but not a past-year MDE with severe role impairment or use of mental health services. Having a parent in the military is not associated with any measure of MDE, but increases use of specialty outpatient, specialty inpatient/residential, and non-specialty mental health services net of MDE and sociodemographic controls. 11/10/21