Risk factors in combat stress reaction - A study of Israeli soldiers in the 1982 Lebanon war

Z. Solomon, S. Noy, R. Bar-On

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Abstract

This study attempts to identify demographic, military and personality factors which might predict combat stress reactions. Comparisons of psychiatric and physical injuries in the 1982 war in Lebanon indicate that not all soldiers are equally vulnerable to combat stress reaction. A composite profile of the soldier at risk has been outlined. Given exposure to severe combat stress the reserve soldier - who is 26 years of age or older, of low military rank and education with low measured suitability to combat - is relatively more vulnerable to combat stress reaction than the younger, higher ranking, more educated soldier whom tests have found suited for combat.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-8
Number of pages6
JournalIsrael Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences
Volume23
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

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