Employment outcomes and PTSD symptom severity.

  title={Employment outcomes and PTSD symptom severity.},
  author={Mark W. Smith and Paula P. Schnurr and Robert A. Rosenheck},
  journal={Mental health services research},
  volume={7 2},
A diagnosis of chronic war-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been linked consistently to poor employment outcomes. This study investigates the relation further, analyzing how symptom severity correlates with work status, occupation type, and earnings. Study participants were male Vietnam veterans with severe or very severe PTSD who received treatment in the Department of Veterans Affairs system (N = 325). Veterans with more severe symptoms were more likely to work part-time or… CONTINUE READING