Increases in Retrospective Accounts of War-Zone Exposure Over Time: The Role of PTSD Symptom Severity

@article{Roemer1998IncreasesIR,
  title={Increases in Retrospective Accounts of War-Zone Exposure Over Time: The Role of PTSD Symptom Severity},
  author={Lizabeth Roemer and Brett T Litz and Susan M. Orsillo and Patricia Ehlich and Matthew J. Friedman},
  journal={Journal of Traumatic Stress},
  year={1998},
  volume={11},
  pages={597-605}
}
Retrospective reports of the frequency of war-zone exposure are commonly used as objective indices in studies investigating the mental health consequences of exposure to such stressors. To explore the temporal stability of these types of reports, we obtained frequency estimates of exposure to war-zone stressors at two time points from 460 U.S. soldiers who had served in the peace-keeping mission in Somalia. On average, soldiers demonstrated a significant increase in their frequency reports from… CONTINUE READING

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