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Assessment of long-term psychosocial sequelae among POW survivors of the Korean Conflict.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2313539     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Psychological and psychiatric assessments were performed among 20 prisoner-of-war (POW) Korean-Conflict survivors. Results revealed extraordinary biological and psychological abuse with weight losses exceeding 35% of preservice weights and long-term cognitive, emotional, and behavioral sequelae. The full range of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms was seen in 90% to 100% of the cases with high prevalence of co-morbidity, specifically mood (75%), other anxiety (45%), and alcohol abuse (20%) disorders. Documented by clinical investigators at POW release and now more than 30 years later, symptoms of apprehensiveness, confusion, detachment, and depression reflect the persistence of psychiatric morbidity over time.
Authors:
P B Sutker; D K Winstead; Z H Galina; A N Allain
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of personality assessment     Volume:  54     ISSN:  0022-3891     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pers Assess     Publication Date:  1990  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-04-26     Completed Date:  1990-04-26     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1260201     Medline TA:  J Pers Assess     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  170-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
New Orleans Veterans Administration Medical Center.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adaptation, Psychological
Arousal
Combat Disorders / diagnosis,  psychology*
Confusion / psychology
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Korea
Male
Middle Aged
Motivation
Personality Tests
Prisoners / psychology*
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic / psychology*
Survival / psychology*
Torture
War*

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