Long-term stress residuals in former prisoners of the Yom Kippur War

Z. Solomon, Y. Neria, A. Ohry

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-71, 128
JournalHarefuah
Volume128
Issue number2
StatePublished - 15 Jan 1995
Externally publishedYes

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