Special Issue "Stress, Exposure to Combat Events, and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Military Veterans"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Mental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 1098
2. School of Social Work, Sapir Academic College, D. N. Hof Ashkelon 79165, Israel
Interests: suicide; suicide attempt; wounds and injuries; posttraumatic stress disorder; military
Exposure to a combat zone, or exposure to casualties and corpses during combat missions, may cause emotional distress. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the most common psychiatric disorders affecting military personnel caused by trauma. In addition to being life-threatening, the combat zone exposes combatants to various other stressors. Military personnel have a greater risk of developing PTSD than the general population. Military veterans with combat-related PTSD experience substantial negative short- and long-term consequences on individual quality of life, health status, personal and family functioning, performance and effectiveness in the workplace, interest in leisure activities, and maintaining one’s job. One of the severe consequences is suicide behavior.
Much research has been devoted to this topic. However, despite the rich literature on this topic, many questions remain. Further investigation is necessary to understand the possible differences in the impact of significant life changes occurring in the world—whether permanent or temporary (such as the COVID-19 pandemic)—on PTSD among military personnel. This Special Issue intends to bring to the reader new, up-to-date research on the fascinating and vital subject of PTSD, as well as literature reviews summarizing the current knowledge on this topic.
Dr. Leah Shelef
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- wounds and injuries
- posttraumatic stress disorder