War psycho-trauma in Serbian veterans

17. 04. 2008

Belgrade, April 17 - The scientific monography on ‘’War psycho-trauma in Serbian veterans’’, the authors of which are eminent neuropsychiatrists and psychologists from the Military Medical Academy, was promoted at the Serbian AF Club. The goal has been to provide through this book the medical, scientific and public society with the most important information on the nature of psychological problems relating to war traumas and the ways of coping with those burning issues with the support and involvement of the whole society and institutions within the system as well. In a very professional and scientific way, this monography presents all the proved facts on the posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as the most severe consequence of war stress, because of the fact that there hasn’t been any considerable decrease in the number of PTSD patients treated on both out and inpatient basis and because those problems are most commonly accompanied by other psychiatric disorders and various physiological problems. The book also provides the criteria for diagnosing PTSD, epidemic data on traumatic stress, stress theories, psychological and social consequences of untreated war trauma and postwar psychosocial adaptation of veterans. Publication of this book has been supported by the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, Ministry of Culture and Veteran’s Association of the Republic of Serbia.

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