Posttraumatic stress disorder and quality of life: extension of findings to veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

@article{Schnurr2009PosttraumaticSD,
  title={Posttraumatic stress disorder and quality of life: extension of findings to veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.},
  author={Paula P Schnurr and Carole A Lunney and Michelle J Bovin and Brian P Marx},
  journal={Clinical psychology review},
  year={2009},
  volume={29 8},
  pages={
          727-35
        }
}
The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan-Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, or OEF/OIF-have created unique conditions for promoting the development of psychological difficulties such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD is an important outcome because it can affect quality of life, impairing psychosocial and occupational functioning and overall well-being. The literature on PTSD and quality of life in OEF/OIF Veterans is at an early stage, but the consistency of the… CONTINUE READING
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