Post-traumatic stress symptoms 5 years after military deployment to Afghanistan: an observational cohort study.

@article{Eekhout2016PosttraumaticSS,
  title={Post-traumatic stress symptoms 5 years after military deployment to Afghanistan: an observational cohort study.},
  author={Iris Eekhout and Alieke Reijnen and Eric Vermetten and Elbert Geuze},
  journal={The lancet. Psychiatry},
  year={2016},
  volume={3 1},
  pages={58-64}
}
BACKGROUND Deployment can put soldiers at risk of developing post-traumatic stress symptoms. Despite several longitudinal studies, little is known about the timing of an increase in post-traumatic stress symptoms relative to pre-deployment. Longitudinal studies starting pre-deployment, in which participants are repeatedly measured over time, are warranted to assess the timing of an increase in symptoms to ultimately assess the timing of an increase in treatment demand after deployment… CONTINUE READING

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