Comorbidity of psychiatric disorders and personality profiles of American World War II prisoners of war.

@article{Engdahl1991ComorbidityOP,
  title={Comorbidity of psychiatric disorders and personality profiles of American World War II prisoners of war.},
  author={Brian E. Engdahl and N N Speed and Raina E Eberly and Jack H. Schwartz},
  journal={The Journal of nervous and mental disease},
  year={1991},
  volume={179 4},
  pages={181-7}
}
To characterize the effects of trauma sustained more than 40 years ago, prevalence of psychiatric disorders and personality dimensions were examined in a sample of 62 former World War II POWs. The negative effects of their experiences are reflected in their multiple lifetime diagnoses and in their current personality profiles. Fifty percent met DSM-III posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) criteria within 1 year of release; 18 (29%) continued to meet the criteria 40 years later at examination… CONTINUE READING

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