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Persistence of combat-related posttraumatic stress symptoms for 75 years.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9870226     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Investigations of the duration of combat-related posttraumatic stress symptoms have focused mainly on survivors of World War II and the Vietnam War, with little attention to surviving veterans of World War I. The authors describe a case in which posttraumatic stress symptoms persisted for 75 years in a World War I combat veteran and increased in frequency toward the end of his life accompanied by advancing dementia and hospitalization. The case illustrates that posttraumatic stress symptoms may be lifelong and exacerbated by various consequences of aging, even if they are not disabling.
J D Hamilton; R H Workman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of traumatic stress     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0894-9867     ISO Abbreviation:  J Trauma Stress     Publication Date:  1998 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-03-17     Completed Date:  1999-03-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8809259     Medline TA:  J Trauma Stress     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  763-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Psychiatry Service, Houston VA Medical Center, Texas 77030, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic / psychology*
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