A Personal View: The Post-Captivity Condition

Avi Ohry*

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Being in captivity as a prisoner of war (POW) and held by a hostile government usually occurs after a war. In gener- al, wounded POWs do not receive proper medical treatment while being imprisoned or confined in a jail or a camp. War captivity could mean isolation, constant interrogations, hu- miliation, torture, malnutrition, starvation, and poor hygienic conditions. Immediately, or sometimes years after repatri- ation, mental and physical problems appear, which disturb the POWs social, family, and work networks. The suggested post-captivity condition assembles, under one umbrella, the various phenomena and complications after war captivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)266-268
Number of pages3
JournalIsrael Medical Association Journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2024


  • captivity
  • complications
  • pre-mature morbidity
  • prisoner of war


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