Life events, combat stress reaction and post-traumatic stress disorder

Zahava Solomon, Hanoch Flum

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The implication of life events just preceding a war in acute combat stress reaction and chronic PTSD were assessed in a sample of 716 Israeli combatants. Results show that life events were unrelated to combat stress reaction but were related to subsequent PTSD. Conceptual and methodological issues were discussed to explain the results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-325
Number of pages7
JournalSocial Science and Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • History and Philosophy of Science


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