Association of posttraumatic stress disorder with somatic symptoms, health care visits, and absenteeism among Iraq war veterans.

@article{Hoge2007AssociationOP,
  title={Association of posttraumatic stress disorder with somatic symptoms, health care visits, and absenteeism among Iraq war veterans.},
  author={Charles W. Hoge and Artin Terhakopian and Carl Andrew Castro and Stephen C Messer and Charles C. Engel},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={2007},
  volume={164 1},
  pages={150-3}
}
OBJECTIVE Studies of soldiers from prior wars conducted many years after combat have shown associations between combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and physical health problems. The current Iraq war has posed a considerable PTSD risk, but the association with physical health has not been well studied. METHOD The authors studied 2,863 soldiers using standardized self-administered screening instruments 1 year after their return from combat duty in Iraq. RESULTS Among all… CONTINUE READING
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