Accession Number:

ADA256195

Title:

Stress and Coping with War: Support Providers and Casualties of Operations Desert Shield/Storm

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIV OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES BETHESDA MD DEPT OF PSYCHIATRY

Report Date:

1992-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

86.0

Abstract:

This volume presents preliminary data on the responses of support personnel before the Persian Gulf War and of a group of service members who were wounded or became in during the war. While there is a great deal of literature on the stresses of war on combatants, until very recently less work has focused on the stresses experienced by people taking care of the wounded and dead. In the first two sections, data collected before the initiation of the ground war is presented. These data were collected from personnel assigned to the USNS comfort, a hospital ship, and the Port Mortuary in Dover, Delaware, the site for receiving all the American dead from the Persian Gulf War. The common stressers involved in being deployed are examined as well as the anticipatory stresses involved in preparing to care for the injured and dead. The final section of the volume gives an introduction to the experience of being wounded or becoming ill during the Gulf War. Patients at Walter Reed Army Medical Center with war- related illness were evaluated using interviews and questionnaires. Stress, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD, Combat Psychiatry, Disaster Workers, Disaster, Military Psychiatry, Operation Desert Storm, Persian Gulf War, Death, Military Psychiatry, Social Support, Desert Shield.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Geography
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE