Posttraumatic stress disorder and health functioning in a non-treatment-seeking sample of Iraq war veterans: a prospective analysis.

@article{Vasterling2008PosttraumaticSD,
  title={Posttraumatic stress disorder and health functioning in a non-treatment-seeking sample of Iraq war veterans: a prospective analysis.},
  author={Jennifer Vasterling and Jeremiah A. Schumm and Susan P. Proctor and Elisabeth Gentry and Daniel W. King and Lynda A. King},
  journal={Journal of rehabilitation research and development},
  year={2008},
  volume={45 3},
  pages={347-58}
}
To evaluate the impact of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on health-related functioning, we assessed 800 U.S. Army soldiers before and after 1-year military deployments to Iraq. As part of the Neurocognition Deployment Health Study procedures, each soldier completed at both time points self-report indexes of PTSD symptom severity, health behaviors (smoking, alcohol use), and somatic health-related functioning. Participants also completed a health-symptom checklist at the postdeployment… CONTINUE READING

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