The psychological costs of war: military combat and mental health.

Abstract

We exploit plausibly exogenous variation in overseas deployment assignment to estimate the effect of combat exposure on psychological well-being. Controlling for pre-deployment mental health, we find that active-duty soldiers deployed to combat zones are more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than their counterparts deployed… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhealeco.2012.09.001

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@article{Cesur2013ThePC, title={The psychological costs of war: military combat and mental health.}, author={Resul Cesur and Joseph J. Sabia and Erdal Tekin}, journal={Journal of health economics}, year={2013}, volume={32 1}, pages={51-65} }