Post-traumatic stress disorder: Issues of co-morbidity

Zahava Solomon, Avi Bleich, Meni Koslowsky, Shmuel Kron, Bernard Lerer, Mark Waysman

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Abstract

There is considerable controversy over whether or not post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) should be considered as a separate diagnostic entity. The present study utilized the Symptom Checklist-90 (SCL-90) in order to examine the degree of overlap between PTSD and the related diagnoses of anxiety, depression and obsession-compulsion in a group of Israeli Lebanon War PTSD casualties. We found that the SCL-90 was able both to identify and discriminate between the clinical groups. Multiple discriminant analysis showed that although there is overlap between PTSD and obsessive-compulsive disorder, PTSD is, in fact, discriminated from all the other patient groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-94
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Psychiatric Research
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

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