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CORZO P., PAULA A.. POSTRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER IN MILITARY PSYCHIATRY. rev.fac.med [online]. 2009, vol.17, n.1, pp. 81-86. ISSN 0121-5256.
Post traumatic stress disorder is of great relevance In Military Psychiatry, given the situations of internal or external conflict which the members of the Armed Forces frequently must face, which demands to study it and to analyze it with depth. It is clear that emotionally strong experiences transform the human being and that, while there are individuals that after undergoing experiences of that type manage to surpass them without great sequels, others, seem to remain forever in the event. One considers the hypothesis that although post traumatic stress disorder has always existed, is the form to describe it and to perhaps interpret its symptomatology that has been changing, or perhaps, evolving. In order to demonstrate this exhibit and to detect aspects that direct to a better management, we make an analysis of the approach taken to the post traumatic stress disorder in some of the most important armed conflicts at world-wide level, taking into account that the clinical pictures are not presented in similar fashion and that the cruelty of the wars is even greater with time.
Keywords : combat disorders; post-traumatic stress disorders; war.