Burges Watson, IP and Daniels, BA, Follow up of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms in Australian servicemen hospitalized in 1942-1952, Australasian psychiatry, 16, (1) pp. 18-21. ISSN 1039-8562 (2008) [Refereed Article]
Copyright 2008 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
OBJECTIVE: To follow up survivors of Australian services hospitalized in 1942-1952 and compare their reported symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with symptoms in their hospital files.
METHOD: Twelve survivors were interviewed and combatants completed the revised Impact of Event Scale.
RESULTS: Eight survivors had symptoms satisfying a diagnosis of PTSD at the time of the study. There was underreporting of most relevant symptoms in their hospital files.
CONCLUSIONS: PTSD symptoms were probably common during and after World War II. The findings have implications for the management of PTSD generally and the treatment of ageing WWII veterans in particular.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Research Division:||Health Sciences|
|Research Group:||Health services and systems|
|Research Field:||Mental health services|
|Objective Group:||Public health (excl. specific population health)|
|Objective Field:||Mental health|
|UTAS Author:||Burges Watson, IP (Dr Paddy Burges Watson)|
|UTAS Author:||Daniels, BA (Dr Brett Daniels)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||2|
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