Reactivation of combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder

Z. Solomon, R. Garb, A. Bleich, D. Grupper

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The authors conducted an exploratory study of the nature and course of reactivation of combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder. Experienced psychiatrists, they each independently assessed 35 men with recurrent combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder. Two major types of reactivated posttraumatic stress disorder, each representing a different degree of pathology, were delineated: uncomplicated reactivation and heightened vulnerability. The second category was further subdivided into specific sensitive, moderate generalized sensitivity, and severe generalized sensitivity. The authors conclude that reactivation of war-related trauma is a complex phenomenon that may take different forms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-55
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychiatry
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes


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