The aftermath of combat-related PTSD

Toward an Understanding of Transgenerational Trauma

by Melissa Pearrow and Lisa Cosgrove, University of Massachusetts, Boston

The number of military personnel who are involved in combat situations continues to increase. As a result, researchers have identified risk factors associated with the development of combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The authors of this article review some of the characteristics of military personnel involved in these conflicts, factors unique to the current military actions, and symptom presentation and prevalence rates of PTSD among those serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. They discuss mechanisms for the transgenerational transmission of trauma symptoms and identify strategies for interventions. This documents covers:

  • The Stress of War: PTSD
  • Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma to Children
  • Implications for Interventions and Treatment
  • Summary and Future Directions

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There is a more relevant booklet - that AUSTRALIAN service people would RELATE to:
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and War-Related Stress, by the Uni of Melbourne (ACPMH). And available through DVA and the Aust Defence Force, and Melbourne Uni.

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