Trajectories of PTSD: a 20-year longitudinal study.

  title={Trajectories of PTSD: a 20-year longitudinal study.},
  author={Zahava Solomon and Mario Mikulincer},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={163 4},
OBJECTIVE This study assessed the psychopathological effects of combat in veterans with and without combat stress reaction. METHOD Veterans (N=214) from the 1982 Lebanon War were assessed in a prospective longitudinal design: 131 suffered from combat stress reaction during the war, and 83 did not. They were evaluated 1, 2, 3, and 20 years after the war. RESULTS Combat stress reaction is an important vulnerability marker. Veterans with combat stress reaction were 6.6 times more likely to… CONTINUE READING
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