Accession Number : ADA252603


Title :   Characteristics of Military Members Hospitalized with a Psychiatric Diagnosis During the Persian Gulf War


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Strong, Julie K.


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA252603


Report Date : 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 81


Abstract : The purpose of this study was to identify and describe characteristics of military members serving in the Persian Gulf War who were hospitalized with a psychiatric diagnosis. Data was collected by reviewing charts and computerized records of a convenience sample of 99 military members from one Air Force Treatment Facility in Wiesbaden, Germany. Most of the military members hospitalized with a psychiatric diagnosis were between the ages of 18 to 25 (n = 47). The majority were white (n = 69), married (n = 54), men (n = 79) in the U.S. Army (N = 78) on active duty status (n = 63). The subjects were enlisted with approximately two years in service and 16 weeks in the Middle East. Motor vehicle operators (n = 21) and medical personnel (n = 15) were most likely to be admitted with a psychiatric diagnosis. Finally, Adjustment Disorder (n = 53) was the psychiatric diagnosis given most frequently.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY PERSONNEL , *HOSPITALIZATIONS , *MILITARY PSYCHOLOGY , *MENTAL DISORDERS , PSYCHIATRY , FEAR


Subject Categories : PSYCHOLOGY


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE