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Vietnam War Veterans Still Face PTSD, Depression 40 Years Later

Forty years later, an estimated 271,000 veterans of the Vietnam War have current posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or subthreshold PTSD—one-third of whom also have current major depressive disorder, according to the National Vietnam Veterans Longitudinal Study (NVVLS), published in the September issue of JAMA Psychiatry.The NVVLS reassessed a sample of 2,348 veterans who were first studied 25 years ago as part of the National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study (NVVRS). For the study, researchers used a variety of instruments to evaluate PTSD and depression, including the Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale for DSM-5...


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Published By: Psychiatric News - Friday, 4 September, 2015

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