The aim of the paper is to investigate the prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety in a community sample of New Zealand Vietnam War veterans.
Data were collected as part of a national survey on the health and mental health of New Zealand Vietnam veterans.
Five hundred and seventy-three randomly selected male Vietnam veterans participated in a postal survey.
The questionnaire contained a number of demographic, biographical and psychological measures.
The results revealed that 10% of the veterans could be classified as PTSD cases and that these veterans exhibited high levels of depression and anxiety.
In PTSD cases, 15% were also classified with anxiety, 6% with depression, and 73% were classified with both anxiety and depression.
In PTSD cases 94% were classified with more than one additional disorder.
In non-PTSD cases 27% were classified with anxiety, and 1% with depression, while 12% experienced both anxiety and depression.
The consequences of comorbidity for research and treatment are discussed and it is suggested that health professionals should be attentive to military experience as a predictor of these disorders.
Mots-clés Pascal : Posttraumatisme syndrome, Stress, Trouble anxieux, Etat dépressif, Trouble humeur, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Nouvelle Zélande, Océanie, Ancien combattant, Adulte, Homme, Mâle, Association morbide, Guerre du Vietnam
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Posttraumatic syndrome, Stress, Anxiety disorder, Depression, Mood disorder, Prevalence, Epidemiology, New Zealand, Oceania, Veteran, Adult, Human, Male, Concomitant disease
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Cote : 96-0339451
Code Inist : 002B18C08D. Création : 10/04/1997.