Military sexual trauma often leads to debilitating conditions such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and major depression, according to the report.
What does MST stand for?
MST stands for Military Sexual Trauma
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We have 348 other meanings of MST in our Acronym Attic
- Medical Strike Team
- Medical Support to Training
- Medically Supervised Tapering (drug detoxification)
- MEF (Marine Expeditionary Force) Weather Support Team (US DoD)
- Message Type Field
- Microsystems Technology
- Middle School and Teen (various locations)
- Military Science and Training
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will be offering a free weekend retreat in Shutesbury April 12-14 for veterans of Military Sexual Trauma.
Claims aren't decided overnight, and some, such as those related to exposure to ionized radiation, covert operations and military sexual traumas, where records may be difficult to find, frequently take much longer.
Democratic Representative Niki Tsongas estimates that one in three women veterans reports "some form of military sexual trauma.
Besides the more obvious physical trauma of the loss of limb(s), soldiers may suffer more invisible trauma: traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression that may lead to suicide, combat stress reactions, military sexual trauma, and substance abuse.
Strauss, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke University Medical Center, is conducting randomized clinical trials on guided imagery for women veterans with PTSD related to military sexual trauma, and additional research on male and female veterans with combat-related PTSD.
A report published in VA Research Currents indicated that military sexual trauma leads to a 59 percent higher risk for mental health problems (VA Screenings Yield Data on Military Sexual Trauma, 2008).
VA policy "requires that all male and female veterans are screened for experiences of military sexual trauma and that free treatment for MST-related conditions is provided at all VA health care facilities," Pavao said.