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Combat Trauma and the Diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Female and Male Veterans
Research suggests that women are generally more often diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than men. Nevertheless, mental health practitioners diagnose PTSD at higher rates in male veterans. This study examines whether PTSD is underdiagnosed in female veterans. The researcher administered scales measuring combat exposure, PTSDsymptomatology, life stress, and current distress to 110 veterans; reviewed medical records to determine participants' diagnoses; and compared variables bydoi:10.1093/milmed/167.1.23 pmid:11799808 fatcat:5cyktxyrarddpgm5durmrkgugq