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Circumstances of service and gender differences in war-related PTSD: findings from the National Vietnam Veteran Readjustment Study.
J Trauma Stress. 2007 Aug; 20(4):643-9.JT

Abstract

Data from the National Vietnam Veteran Readjustment Study (NVVRS) revealed a prevalence of current posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in female Vietnam Theater veterans half the size of the prevalence in their male counterparts. This stands in contrast to the elevated prevalence of PTSD in women obtained in general population surveys. This study undertakes further analyses of gender differences in the NVVRS and how these differences might be specified by the amount and type of exposure to war-zone stress. The findings indicate that male elevations in PTSD are limited to men who served under circumstances of high probable severity of war-zone stress exposure. When prewar demographic differences are controlled, male veterans in low-exposure circumstances display a level of PTSD prevalence substantially lower than female veterans.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY, USA. jbt12@columbia.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17721956

Citation

Turner, J Blake, et al. "Circumstances of Service and Gender Differences in War-related PTSD: Findings From the National Vietnam Veteran Readjustment Study." Journal of Traumatic Stress, vol. 20, no. 4, 2007, pp. 643-9.
Turner JB, Turse NA, Dohrenwend BP. Circumstances of service and gender differences in war-related PTSD: findings from the National Vietnam Veteran Readjustment Study. J Trauma Stress. 2007;20(4):643-9.
Turner, J. B., Turse, N. A., & Dohrenwend, B. P. (2007). Circumstances of service and gender differences in war-related PTSD: findings from the National Vietnam Veteran Readjustment Study. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 20(4), 643-9.
Turner JB, Turse NA, Dohrenwend BP. Circumstances of Service and Gender Differences in War-related PTSD: Findings From the National Vietnam Veteran Readjustment Study. J Trauma Stress. 2007;20(4):643-9. PubMed PMID: 17721956.
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