The Article talks about combat presents service members with a dual burden of coping with traumas of various types and grappling with deaths of close friends. Effects of bereavement in war compared to other combat-related stressors. With a sample of combat veterans from the National Vietnam Veterans. They examined the contribution of combat loss psychological
PTSD and Guiltfunctioning and ptsd. Their study finds the unique role of combat loss among many returning service members. Particular veterans had a significant bereavement while deployed in Vietnam were more likely to experience fictional impairments over the decades after returning from war.Wileyonlinelibrary.comDOI:10.1002/jts.21655Sleep Diaries of Vietnam War Veterans with Chronic PTSD:The Relationships Among Insomnia Symptoms, PsychosocialStress and NightmaresPhilip GehrmanGerlinde HarbPhilip Gehrman and Gerlinde Harb contribute to Behavioral Sleep MedicineThe article discusses impaired sleep among Vietnam veterans with ptsd and nightmares.They discuss prospectively sleep disturbances in the population sleep disturbances with sleep diaries used to obtain information overtime. In this investigation, a sample of vets completed sleep diaries. They obtain information and found greater ptsd severity and nightmare –related distress. Correlated with more awakenings, shorter duration of sleep. They use sleep diaries in future studies may allow targeted treatments for veterans with ptsd and sleep disturbances.
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- Spring '14
- Vietnam War, Posttraumatic stress disorder, Vietnam veteran