The Role of Coping, Resilience, and Social Support in Mediating the Relation Between PTSD and Social Functioning in Veterans Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan

  title={The Role of Coping, Resilience, and Social Support in Mediating the Relation Between PTSD and Social Functioning in Veterans Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan},
  author={Jack Tsai and Ilan Harpaz-Rotem and Robert H. Pietrzak and Steven M. Southwick},
  pages={135 - 149}
Abstract Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the most common psychiatric disorders among veterans returning tfrom Iraq and Afghanistan. Little research has examined variables that may mediate the relation between PTSD and aspects of social functioning, such as relationship satisfaction and family functioning. In this cross-sectional study, a total of 164 veterans who were seeking VA primary care or mental health care within one year after returning from Iraq and/or Afghanistan were… 

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