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dc.contributor.authorMcFarlane, A.en
dc.date.issued2012en
dc.identifier.citationBMC Medicine, 2012; 10(126):1-3en
dc.identifier.issn1741-7015en
dc.identifier.issn1741-7015en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2440/77834-
dc.description.abstractPost-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be caused by life threatening illness, such as cancer and coronary events. The study by Forbes et al. made the unexpected finding that military personnel evacuation with medical illness have similar rates of PTSD to those evacuated with combat injuries. It may be that the illness acts as a nonspecific stressor that interacts with combat exposures to increase the risk of PTSD. Conversely, the inflammatory consequence of systemic illness may augment the effects to traumatic stress and facilitate the immunological abnormalities that are now being associated with PTSD and depression. The impact of the stress on cytokine systems and their role in the onset of PTSD demands further investigation. Military personnel evacuated due to physical illness require similar screening and monitoring for the risk of PTSD to those injured who are already known to be at high risk.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityAlexander C McFarlaneen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBioMed Central Ltd.en
dc.rights© 2012 McFarlane; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en
dc.subjectPTSD; inflammation; physical illness; cytokines; allostatic load; sensitization; combat; militaryen
dc.titleHealth surveillance of deployed military personnel occasionally leads to unexpected findingsen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.rmid0020127543en
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1741-7015-10-126en
dc.identifier.pubid20106-
pubs.library.collectionPsychiatry publicationsen
pubs.verification-statusVerifieden
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
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