Symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in Falklands Veterans Five Years After the Conflict

  title={Symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in Falklands Veterans Five Years After the Conflict},
  author={L. Stephen O'Brien and S. J. Hughes},
  journal={British Journal of Psychiatry},
  pages={135 - 141}
A group of 64 Falklands war veterans who were still serving in the British Army were studied and compared with a group of matched controls. Half the veterans reported some symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, and 22% were rated as having the complete PTSD syndrome. Presence of the symptoms was associated with intensity of combat experience and the retrospective report of emotional difficulties in the initial period on return from the war. 
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