What explains post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in UK service personnel: deployment or something else?

  title={What explains post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in UK service personnel: deployment or something else?},
  author={M. Jones and Josefin Sundin and Laura Goodwin and Lisa Hull and Nicola T. Fear and Simon Wessely and Roberto J. Rona},
  journal={Psychological Medicine},
  pages={1703 - 1712}
Background In previous studies an association between deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan and an overall increased risk for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in UK armed forces has not been found. The lack of a deployment effect might be explained by including, in the comparison group, personnel deployed on other operations or who have experienced traumatic stressors unrelated to deployment. Methods The sample comprised 8261 regular UK armed forces personnel who deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan… 

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