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Surviving Vietnam

Psychological Consequences of the War for US Veterans

Bruce P. Dohrenwend, Nick Turse, Thomas J. Yager, and Melanie M. Wall

  • Presents a detailed study of a representative sample of US Vietnam veterans in historical context
  • Focuses on the onset and persistence of war-related PTSD
  • Explores the psychological impact on Vietnam veterans of changing public attitudes towards the war
  • Describes positive features of veterans' post-war readjustment
  • Presents suggestions about future US policy concerning veterans

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