Physician-diagnosed medical disorders in relation to PTSD symptoms in older male military veterans.

  title={Physician-diagnosed medical disorders in relation to PTSD symptoms in older male military veterans.},
  author={Paula P Schnurr and Avron Spiro and Alison H. Paris},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  volume={19 1},
  • P. Schnurr, A. Spiro, A. Paris
  • Published 2000
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
The association between physician-diagnosed medical disorders and combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms was examined in 605 male combat veterans of World War II and the Korean conflict. Physician exams were performed at periodic intervals beginning in the 1960s. PTSD symptoms were assessed in 1990. Cox regression was used to examine the onset of each of 12 disorder categories as a function of PTSD symptoms, controlling for age, smoking, alcohol use, and body weight at… 

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