Posttraumatic stress and depression symptoms in soldiers returning from combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  title={Posttraumatic stress and depression symptoms in soldiers returning from combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.},
  author={Coady B Lapierre and Andria Foote Schwegler and Bill J. Labauve},
  journal={Journal of traumatic stress},
  volume={20 6},
The purpose of the present research was to identify rates of posttraumatic stress and depressive symptoms in soldiers returning from war. During reintegration training, U.S. Army soldiers, who recently returned from a 12-month deployment to either Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom, n = 2,275) or Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom, n = 1,814), completed study materials. Surveys assessed self-reported levels of depression, posttraumatic stress, and life satisfaction. Results indicated that… 

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