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Risk factors for mental, physical, and functional health in Gulf War veterans

Lynda A. King, PhD, et al.

Military personnel face numerous stressful events and circumstances when deployed to a war zone. In addition to combat, they may have extreme fear of injury or death, witness ghastly consequences of battle, and endure many discomforts. This study examined aspects of the war experience that may be related to veteran health and adjustment. Higher levels of fear in the war zone and the belief that one was exposed to toxic environmental agents were related to Gulf War veterans' mental and physical health. Future treatments for these veterans should address their appraisals about what they experienced in the war zone.

Volume 45 Number 3, 2008
   Pages 395 — 408

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