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  1. Prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety in a community sample of New Zealand Vietnam War veterans.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective 

    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.

    Method 

    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.

    Results 

    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.

    Conclusions 

    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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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0339451

    Code Inist : 002B18C08D. Création : 10/04/1997.