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Symptom patterns associated with chronic PTSD in male veterans: new findings from the National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study.
J Nerv Ment Dis. 2006 Apr; 194(4):275-8.JN

Abstract

A subsample of 255 male Vietnam veterans from the National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study received in-depth psychiatric diagnostic interviews. This paper focuses on the 88 veterans with a war-related onset of PTSD. Among these veterans, the avoidance cluster, especially its symptoms of numbing, was most strongly associated with chronic PTSD; less strongly but also significantly associated was the hyperarousal cluster. Further analyses show that these associations are not artifacts of the relationship of symptom patterns to prewar demographic factors (race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, age at entry into Vietnam), comorbidity, treatment and compensation seeking, or probable severity of war-related trauma. We conclude that certain symptom profiles may predict enduring pathological responses to trauma and therefore provide targets for intervention efforts.

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Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York, New York 10032, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16614549

Citation

Marshall, Randall D., et al. "Symptom Patterns Associated With Chronic PTSD in Male Veterans: New Findings From the National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study." The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, vol. 194, no. 4, 2006, pp. 275-8.
Marshall RD, Turner JB, Lewis-Fernandez R, et al. Symptom patterns associated with chronic PTSD in male veterans: new findings from the National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2006;194(4):275-8.
Marshall, R. D., Turner, J. B., Lewis-Fernandez, R., Koenan, K., Neria, Y., & Dohrenwend, B. P. (2006). Symptom patterns associated with chronic PTSD in male veterans: new findings from the National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 194(4), 275-8.
Marshall RD, et al. Symptom Patterns Associated With Chronic PTSD in Male Veterans: New Findings From the National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2006;194(4):275-8. PubMed PMID: 16614549.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Symptom patterns associated with chronic PTSD in male veterans: new findings from the National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study. AU - Marshall,Randall D, AU - Turner,J Blake, AU - Lewis-Fernandez,Roberto, AU - Koenan,Karestan, AU - Neria,Yuval, AU - Dohrenwend,Bruce P, PY - 2006/4/15/pubmed PY - 2006/5/19/medline PY - 2006/4/15/entrez SP - 275 EP - 8 JF - The Journal of nervous and mental disease JO - J Nerv Ment Dis VL - 194 IS - 4 N2 - A subsample of 255 male Vietnam veterans from the National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study received in-depth psychiatric diagnostic interviews. This paper focuses on the 88 veterans with a war-related onset of PTSD. Among these veterans, the avoidance cluster, especially its symptoms of numbing, was most strongly associated with chronic PTSD; less strongly but also significantly associated was the hyperarousal cluster. Further analyses show that these associations are not artifacts of the relationship of symptom patterns to prewar demographic factors (race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, age at entry into Vietnam), comorbidity, treatment and compensation seeking, or probable severity of war-related trauma. We conclude that certain symptom profiles may predict enduring pathological responses to trauma and therefore provide targets for intervention efforts. SN - 0022-3018 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16614549/Symptom_patterns_associated_with_chronic_PTSD_in_male_veterans:_new_findings_from_the_National_Vietnam_Veterans_Readjustment_Study_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -