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Post-tramatic Stress Disorder

M Noll-Hussong, S Herberger, M T Grauer, A Otti, H G√ľndel
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) occurs most frequently in the general population after traffic accidents and affects up to 15 % of those involved. Mental and physical comorbidity, preliminary damage or injury can herald the development of PTSD, but the scope of social support after the accident plays a crucial role in whether and to what extent potential PTSD develops. Against this background, preventive and injury reduction aspects of the interaction between insurance companies and their customers are conceivable, which could also positively affect health economic and aspects of job or customer satisfaction...
September 1, 2013: Versicherungsmedizin
Sherrilene Classen, Charles Levy, Dustin L Meyer, Megan Bewernitz, Desiree N Lanford, William C Mann
OBJECTIVE: We determined differences in driving errors between combat veterans with mild traumatic brain injury and posttraumatic stress disorder and healthy control participants. METHOD: We compared 18 postdeployed combat veterans with 20 control participants on drivingerrors in a driving simulator. RESULTS: Combat veterans were more likely to be male; were younger; and had more racial diversity, less formal education, and lower cognitive scores than control participants...
July 2011: American Journal of Occupational Therapy: Official Publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
Paula P Schnurr, Bonnie L Green
Since Selye first published his classic work, The Stress of Life, a great deal of research has investigated the relationship between stress and physical health. Most of this research has focused on stressors such as divorce, bereavement, and job loss, but some has examined the health effects associated with extreme stressors, including war, sexual victimization, disasters, and serious accidents. The evidence presented here shows that poor physical health should be recognized, along with mental health problems and impaired psychosocial functioning, as an outcome of traumatic exposure...
2004: Advances in Mind-body Medicine
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