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Follow up of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms in Australian servicemen hospitalized in 1942-1952

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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]

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Copyright 2008 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

DOI: doi:10.1080/10398560701616205

Abstract

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 Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Mental Health
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Mental Health
Author:Burges Watson, IP (Dr Paddy Burges Watson)
Author:Daniels, BA (Dr Brett Daniels)
ID Code:112813
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:Medicine (Discipline)
Deposited On:2016-11-30
Last Modified:2016-12-12
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