In 61 persons examined six months after their evacuation for an acute combat syndrome, the clinical wide range of which is well known, the presence of a clear psychiatric anamnesis (only noticed in the fourth part of the cases) or of a significant immediate psychic reaction, had no influence on the clinical picture of the post-traumatic syndrome. The depressive affect emerged from unvarying current features. Three quarters of the patients still offered such a very homogeneous "block". This short duration study only concerned people who went on living in a familial or social environment, but whose problem of disablement had not yet been settled, consequently excluding the most serious and mildest cases. However, concerning combat stress or traumas in civil surroundings, the data gathered show the necessity of an early and active therapeutic approach.
|Translated title of the contribution||The post-traumatic syndrome: 6 months after the trauma|
|Number of pages||9|
|State||Published - Nov 1986|