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Combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder. Patterns of symptomatology in help-seeking Vietnam veterans.
J Nerv Ment Dis. 1988 Feb; 176(2):107-11.JN

Abstract

Sixty-one Vietnam veterans who had sought outpatient psychological services were evaluated for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) during two independent diagnostic interviews. Data were analyzed from only those 48 subjects for whom the two diagnoses agreed upon the presence or absence of PTSD. Subjects were administered the Symptom Checklist-90-R, a modified version of the Impact of Event Scale, and two measures of combat stress: the Combat Scale Revised and the Vietnam Experience Scale. Some support was generated for the reliability and validity of the PTSD construct as outlined in DSM-III. In our sample the diagnosis of PTSD was associated with excessive arousal characterized by anxiety, anger, paranoid ideation, intrusive images, and avoidance of stimuli reminiscent of the traumatic stressor. The findings are discussed in relation to previous studies of combat-related PTSD and studies of traumatically stressed civilians.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

3339339

Citation

Woolfolk, R L., and D A. Grady. "Combat-related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Patterns of Symptomatology in Help-seeking Vietnam Veterans." The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, vol. 176, no. 2, 1988, pp. 107-11.
Woolfolk RL, Grady DA. Combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder. Patterns of symptomatology in help-seeking Vietnam veterans. J Nerv Ment Dis. 1988;176(2):107-11.
Woolfolk, R. L., & Grady, D. A. (1988). Combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder. Patterns of symptomatology in help-seeking Vietnam veterans. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 176(2), 107-11.
Woolfolk RL, Grady DA. Combat-related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Patterns of Symptomatology in Help-seeking Vietnam Veterans. J Nerv Ment Dis. 1988;176(2):107-11. PubMed PMID: 3339339.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder. Patterns of symptomatology in help-seeking Vietnam veterans. AU - Woolfolk,R L, AU - Grady,D A, PY - 1988/2/1/pubmed PY - 1988/2/1/medline PY - 1988/2/1/entrez SP - 107 EP - 11 JF - The Journal of nervous and mental disease JO - J Nerv Ment Dis VL - 176 IS - 2 N2 - Sixty-one Vietnam veterans who had sought outpatient psychological services were evaluated for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) during two independent diagnostic interviews. Data were analyzed from only those 48 subjects for whom the two diagnoses agreed upon the presence or absence of PTSD. Subjects were administered the Symptom Checklist-90-R, a modified version of the Impact of Event Scale, and two measures of combat stress: the Combat Scale Revised and the Vietnam Experience Scale. Some support was generated for the reliability and validity of the PTSD construct as outlined in DSM-III. In our sample the diagnosis of PTSD was associated with excessive arousal characterized by anxiety, anger, paranoid ideation, intrusive images, and avoidance of stimuli reminiscent of the traumatic stressor. The findings are discussed in relation to previous studies of combat-related PTSD and studies of traumatically stressed civilians. SN - 0022-3018 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/3339339/Combat_related_posttraumatic_stress_disorder__Patterns_of_symptomatology_in_help_seeking_Vietnam_veterans_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -