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The psychosocial adjustment of Australian Vietnam veterans
Am J Psychiatry 1985;142:616-618.
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The authors reviewed the case records of a random sample of 126 Australian Vietnam veteran inpatients, recorded the diagnostic and background data, and made new DSM-III diagnoses. Neurotic disorders accounted for 49% of the primary or secondary diagnoses. Only 10% of the overall sample had a primary diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder but 27% of the veterans who had seen combat had a primary diagnosis of the disorder. Twenty-nine percent of the overall sample were given a primary diagnosis of alcohol abuse or dependence. The early developmental environment of the overall sample frequently included poor parent-child relationships, high rates of parental separation, and family histories dominated by parental alcohol abuse.

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