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Informing Federal Policy on Firearm Restrictions for Veterans with Fiduciaries: Risk Indicators in the Post-Deployment Mental Health Study.

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Swanson, J; Easter, M; Brancu, M; VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Workgroup, ; Fairbank, JA
Published in: Adm Policy Ment Health
July 2018

This article examines the public safety rationale for a federal policy of prohibiting gun sales to veterans with psychiatric disabilities who are assigned a fiduciary to manage their benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The policy was evaluated using data on 3200 post-deployment veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan war era. Three proxy measures of fiduciary need-based on intellectual disability, drug abuse, or acute psychopathology-were associated in bivariate analysis with interpersonal violence and suicidality. In multivariate analysis, statistical significance remained only for the measure based on acute psychopathology. Implications for reforms to the fiduciary firearm restriction policy are discussed.

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Published In

Adm Policy Ment Health

DOI

EISSN

1573-3289

Publication Date

July 2018

Volume

45

Issue

4

Start / End Page

673 / 683

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Violence
  • Veterans
  • United States Department of Veterans Affairs
  • United States
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Risk Factors
  • Risk Assessment
  • Public Policy
  • Psychiatry
  • Mental Disorders
 

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Swanson, J., Easter, M., Brancu, M., VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Workgroup, ., & Fairbank, J. A. (2018). Informing Federal Policy on Firearm Restrictions for Veterans with Fiduciaries: Risk Indicators in the Post-Deployment Mental Health Study. Adm Policy Ment Health, 45(4), 673–683. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10488-018-0881-y
Swanson, Jeffrey, Michele Easter, Mira Brancu, Mira VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Workgroup, and John A. Fairbank. “Informing Federal Policy on Firearm Restrictions for Veterans with Fiduciaries: Risk Indicators in the Post-Deployment Mental Health Study.Adm Policy Ment Health 45, no. 4 (July 2018): 673–83. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10488-018-0881-y.
Swanson J, Easter M, Brancu M, VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Workgroup, Fairbank JA. Informing Federal Policy on Firearm Restrictions for Veterans with Fiduciaries: Risk Indicators in the Post-Deployment Mental Health Study. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2018 Jul;45(4):673–83.
Swanson, Jeffrey, et al. “Informing Federal Policy on Firearm Restrictions for Veterans with Fiduciaries: Risk Indicators in the Post-Deployment Mental Health Study.Adm Policy Ment Health, vol. 45, no. 4, July 2018, pp. 673–83. Pubmed, doi:10.1007/s10488-018-0881-y.
Swanson J, Easter M, Brancu M, VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Workgroup, Fairbank JA. Informing Federal Policy on Firearm Restrictions for Veterans with Fiduciaries: Risk Indicators in the Post-Deployment Mental Health Study. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2018 Jul;45(4):673–683.
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Published In

Adm Policy Ment Health

DOI

EISSN

1573-3289

Publication Date

July 2018

Volume

45

Issue

4

Start / End Page

673 / 683

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Violence
  • Veterans
  • United States Department of Veterans Affairs
  • United States
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Risk Factors
  • Risk Assessment
  • Public Policy
  • Psychiatry
  • Mental Disorders