AUDIT. See Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test

Auditory-Verbal Learning Test, 169

Australian troops, 7980, 8889, 9192, 123124, 134, 146, 150, 152, 163, 180, 185, 199, 216, 231233, 248249, 253, 256, 287, 318

Autoimmune diseases, 63, 137, 217218

B

Barsky Amplification Scale, 149

Bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BNST), 5153, 61

Bias, in identifying and evaluating the literature, 24

Biologic plausibility, in assessing the strength of evidence, 26

Birth defects, 12

and miscarriage, 229231

primary studies, 229231

secondary studies, 231

Birth Defects Monitoring Programs, 229

Black veterans. See Race and ethnicity

Blood lipids, 193

concentrations of, 188

BMI. See Body-mass index

BNST. See Bed nucleus of the stria terminalis

Body-mass index (BMI), 6162, 138, 188189

Brain function, 6061

and anxiety and fear, 61

and memory and cognition, 6061

in stress response, 6061

Brain-gut axis

and IBS, 6465, 204

in stress response, 6466

Brain-imaging techniques, 60

Brain’s role in stress response, 5056, 6061

allostatic load and overload, 5456

gastrointestinal (GI) and brain-gut axis, 6466

hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis, 5354

importance of the amygdala, 5153

reticular activating system, 51

Brief Life Stress Questionnaire, 224

Brief Symptom Inventory, 151

British troops. See United Kingdom troops

C

C-reactive protein, 58, 64

CAGE scale, 158

California Verbal Learning Test (CVLT), 168169

Canadian troops, 36, 79, 123, 136, 148, 162, 176, 225, 248, 250, 318



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