This study examines long-term adjustment following war captivity. 164 former prisoners-of-war (POWs) and 189 other combatants of the Yom Kippur War (1973) filled out a battery of questionnaires, assessing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), trauma-related intrusive and avoidance tendencies, psychiatric symptomatology, and social functioning. Almost 2 decades after the war, 13% of former POWs suffer from diagnosed PTSD. Moreover, long-term residuals of war captivity are not limited to trauma-specific disorders. Former POWs reported more severe psychiatric symptomatology and more problems in functioning than the other combatants.
|Pages (from-to)||65-71, 128|
|State||Published - 15 Jan 1995|