Posttraumatic stress disorder in a community group of former prisoners of war: a normative response to severe trauma.

@article{Engdahl1997PosttraumaticSD,
  title={Posttraumatic stress disorder in a community group of former prisoners of war: a normative response to severe trauma.},
  author={Brian E. Engdahl and Thomas N Dikel and Raina E Eberly and Arthur Blank},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={1997},
  volume={154 11},
  pages={1576-81}
}
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to assess and describe the long-term impact of traumatic prisoner of war (POW) experiences within the context of posttraumatic psychopathology. Specifically, the authors attempted to investigate the relative degree of normative response represented by posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in comparison to other DSM axis I disorders often found to be present, either alone or concomitant with other disorders, in survivors of trauma. METHOD A community group… CONTINUE READING

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