Posttraumatic stress disorder among female Vietnam veterans: a causal model of etiology.

@article{Fontana1997PosttraumaticSD,
  title={Posttraumatic stress disorder among female Vietnam veterans: a causal model of etiology.},
  author={Alan F. Fontana and Leah R. S. Schwartz and Robert Rosenheck},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={1997},
  volume={87 2},
  pages={169-75}
}
OBJECTIVES The Vietnam and Persian Gulf wars have awakened people to the realization that military service can be traumatizing for women as well as men. This study investigated the etiological roles of both war and sexual trauma in the development of chronic posttraumatic stress disorder among female Vietnam veterans. METHODS Data from the National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study for 396 Vietnam theater women and 250 Vietnam era women were analyzed with structural equation modeling… CONTINUE READING

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