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Comprehensive system Rorschach data on Vietnam combat veterans.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2313538     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To better understand and, therefore, treat Vietnam combat veterans with a diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the Rorschach was administered to 50 patients so diagnosed. The most important findings were that, on average: (a) These patients have a low level of stress tolerance and are, therefore, likely to respond impulsively to stressful situations; (b) this low stress tolerance appears to be a long-term adjustment problem; and (c) their perception of reality is unconventional and often distorted. A primary therapeutic indication from these data is that the use of structure would be important for successful therapy. Other findings and therapeutic recommendations are also discussed.
G S Swanson; J Blount; R Bruno
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
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:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1260201     Medline TA:  J Pers Assess     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  160-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Veterans Administration Medical Center, Augusta, GA.
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MeSH Terms
Borderline Personality Disorder / psychology
Combat Disorders / psychology*,  rehabilitation
Combined Modality Therapy
Middle Aged
Rorschach Test*
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic / psychology*
Substance-Related Disorders / psychology
Suicide, Attempted / psychology
Veterans / psychology*
Erratum In:
J Pers Assess 1990 Fall;55(1-2):391

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