PTSD linked to urinary incontinence in female veterans

June 1, 2012
PTSD linked to urinary incontinence in female veterans
Posttraumatic stress disorder is independently associated with urgency/mixed urinary incontinence symptoms in female veterans, according to a study published in the June issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

(HealthDay) -- Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is independently associated with urgency/mixed urinary incontinence (UI) symptoms in female veterans, according to a study published in the June issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Catherine S. Bradley, M.D., from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, and colleagues assessed 968 women (mean age, 38.7 years) registered at two Midwestern U.S. Veterans Affairs Medical Centers or outlying clinics in a cross-sectional study. The women completed a computer-assisted telephone interview.

The researchers found that, among the , 191 (19.7 percent) reported urgency/mixed UI and 183 (18.9 percent) reported stress UI. Urgency/mixed UI was associated with PTSD (odds ratio [OR], 1.8; 95 percent confidence interval [CI], 1.0 to 3.1; P = 0.04) but not with depression (OR, 1.2; 95 percent CI, 0.73 to 2.0). Stress UI was not associated with either PTSD or depression.

"In conclusion, unlike women veterans with stress UI (only), those with urgency/mixed UI are more likely to have and poorer mental health-related quality of life than veterans with no UI," the authors write. "These findings emphasize the need for additional research to better understand the complex associations between UI and psychologic symptoms and the neurobiologic basis of urgency UI."

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DanielHaszard
not rated yet Jun 03, 2012
PTSD treatment for Veterans found ineffective.
There have been a hundred or more Vets who have DIED from these 'atypical' antipsychotics being prescribed 'off-label'.
Seroquel,Risperdal,Zyprexa can cause diabetes.
I took Zyprexa Olanzapine a powerful Lilly schizophrenic drug for 4 years it was prescribed to me off-label for post traumatic stress disorder was ineffective costly and gave me diabetes.
*FIVE at FIVE* was the Zyprexa sales rep slogan, meaning *5mg dispensed at 5pm would keep patients quiet*.
*Tell the truth don't be afraid*-- Daniel Haszard -
FMI http://www.zyprexa-victims.com


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