PTSD Symptoms Persist for Thousands of Vietnam Vets, Study Finds
More than a quarter-million Vietnam veterans suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) today, four decades after the war's end, a new study estimates. And at least one-third of them have major depression as well. Several ways exist to measure and diagnose PTSD, but a new study used measured focused on measure a range of severity from full PTSD to symptoms falling just short of a diagnosis. "The idea of 'subthreshold' PTSD is extremely important," said Rachel Yehuda, PhD, Director of the Mental Health Patient Care Center at the James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Director of the Traumatic Stress Studies Division, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. "We tend to think of combat veterans as having or not having PTSD," but the picture is more complicated than that, Dr. Yehuda said.
- Rachel Yehuda, PhD, Professor, Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Director, the Traumatic Stress Studies Division, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Director, Mental Health Patient Care Center and PTSD Research Program, the James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center in the Bronx
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