Letters

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 …

    View Full Text

    Sign in

    Log in through your institution

    Free trial

    Register for a free trial to thebmj.com to receive unlimited access to all content on thebmj.com for 14 days.
    Sign up for a free trial

    Subscribe