Predicting mental illness in soldiers

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39037.702211.3A (Published 23 November 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1123

Pre-deployment screening for vulnerability to post- traumatic stress disorder

  1. Ferhal Utku (futku@sgul.ac.uk),
  2. Ken Checinski, senior lecturer in addictive behaviour
  1. 1St George's, University of London, London SW17 0RE

    Rona et al have conducted an important study of UK military personnel with a large, statistically powerful cohort.1 Hyams points out the confounding “healthy warrior” effect.2 This, together with the marked differences between conscripted and volunteer groups, makes it difficult to extrapolate findings from the first and second world wars …

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