Accession Number:

ADA364028

Title:

A Review of the Scientific Literature As It Pertains to Gulf War Illnesses. Volume 4, Stress

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND NATIONAL DEFENSE RESEARCH INST SANTA MONICA CA

Report Date:

1998-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

134.0

Abstract:

This literature review, one of eight commissioned by the Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense for Gulf War Illnesses, summarizes the existing scientific literature on the health effects of stress that may have affected military personnel who served in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. The eight RAND reviews are intended to complement efforts by the Defense Department and other federal agencies in their attempt to understand the full range of health implications of service in that conflict. Many veterans have reported an array of physical and mental health complaints since the war. Whether veterans are experiencing either higher than expected rates of identifiable illnesses with known etiologies or other illnesses from unidentified origins is not yet clear.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE