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Follow-Up Study of War Neuroses

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National Research Council. 1955. Follow-Up Study of War Neuroses. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/20267.

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415 pages | 5 x 9
DOI: https://doi.org/10.17226/20267
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Front Matter i-xvii
Introduction 1-24
PART ONE The Basic Findings 25-25
Military and Sociological Characteristics of the Population Sampled 26-28
Region of Residence at Time of Separation for Men With Psychoneurosis 29-34
Length of Service and the Chance of Breakdown Personnel in the Army 35-40
Highest Decoration or Award for Men With Psychoneurosis and Controls 41-43
Arm or Service at Separation for Men With Psychoneurosis and Controls 44-55
Psychiatric Aspects of the Preservice History 56-57
Psychiatric History of Parents and Siblings of Men in Clinical Sample 58-66
Extent of Maternal Protection or Grant of Independence and the Chance 67-67
of Breakdown Army Personnel Aged 1825 at Entry 68-68
Evident Attitude of Men in Clinical Sample Toward Their Parents 69-69
Evident Attitude Toward Father and the Chance of Breakdown Army Personnel Aged 1825 at Entry 70-70
Economic Status of Parental Families of Men With Psychoneurosis and Con trols Army Personnel Aged 1825 at Entry 71-71
Role of Religion in Family Life and the Chance of Breakdown Army Per sonnel Aged 1825 at Entry 72-72
Overt Sibling Rivalry Experienced by Men in Clinical Sample 73-73
Parental Conflict Experienced by Men in Clinical Sample 74-74
Parental Conflict and the Chance of Breakdown Army Personnel Aged 1825 at Entry 75-75
Parental Figures Before End of Adolescence of Men in Clinical Sample 76-76
Parental Figures Before End of Adolescence of Men With Psychoneurosis and Controls Army Personnel Only 77-77
Summary of Psychiatric Signs in Family Histories of Men in Clinical Sam ple 78-78
The Chance of Breakdown in Relation to Various Elements in Psychiatric History of Family Army Personnel Aged 1825 at Entry 79-79
Position in Family Constellation Men in Clinical Sample 80-80
Position in Family Constellation for Men With Psychoneurosis and Controls Army Personnel Aged 1825 at Entry 81-81
Predominant Pattern of Preservice Personality of Men in Clinical Sample 82-82
Predominant Pattern of Preservice Personality and the Chance of Break down Army Personnel Aged 1825 at Entry 83-83
Degree of Psychiatric Impairment of Men in Clinical Sample 84-85
Preservice Adjustment to Parental Family and the Chance of Breakdown Army Personnel Aged 1825 at Entry 86-86
Preservice Sexual Adjustment of Men With Psychoneurosis and Controls 87-87
Army Personnel Aged 1825 at Entry 88-89
Preservice Social and Recreational Adjustment and the Chance of Break down Army Personnel Aged 1825 at Entry 90-90
Preservice Community Adjustment and the Chance of Breakdown Army Personnel Aged 1825 at Entry 91-105
Period of Military Service 106-110
Location in Space and Military Career at Breakdown Men in Clinical 111-116
Pattern of Disposition for All Psychiatric Admissions of Men in Clinical 117-119
Followup Status 120-122
Comparison of Health at Entry With Health at Separation and at Followup 123-128
Psychiatric Condition at Separation From Service and Change Prior 129-129
Psychiatric Diagnosis at Followup Men in Clinical Sample 130-130
Prognosis Without Treatment of Men in Clinical Sample at Time of Followup 131-133
Amount of VA Compensation for Disability Received by Men in Clinical Sample at Time of Followup 134-136
PART TWO Analysis of Followup Data 137-137
Disability 138-138
Prevalence of Symptoms and Maladjustments at Followup in Relation to Psychiatric Disability 139-139
Psychiatric Disability at Followup and VA Compensation Status 140-140
Psychiatric Disability at Followup and Amount of VA Compensation Men Compensated on Psychiatric Grounds Only 141-141
Psychiatric Disability at Followup and Examiners Estimate of Need for Treatment 142-142
Relation Between Psychiatric Disability at Followup and Veterans Own Estimate of Need for Treatment 143-143
Psychiatric Disability at Followup and Veterans Opinion of Change in His Condition Since Entering Service 144-144
Psychiatric Disability at Followup and Veterans Emphasis on Emotional or Organic Components of His Illness 145-145
Location at Breakdown and Psychiatric Disability at Followup 146-148
Psychiatric Disability at Followup and Severity of Illness in Service 149-149
Psychiatric Disability at Followup and Pattern of Disposition Following All Psychiatric Admissions in Service 150-150
Psychiatric Disability at Followup and Psychiatric Status at Separation 151-151
Psychiatric Disability at Followup and Parental Psychiatric History 152-152
Psychiatric Disability at Followup and History of Parental Conflict 153-153
Psychiatric Disability at Followup and Preservice Personality 154-154
Percentage With at Least Moderate Disability at Followup by Preservice Personality and Impairment 155-156
Change in Disability From Entry to Followup by Preservice Personality Pattern 157-158
Psychiatric Disability at Followup and Preservice Adjustment Status 159-166
Diagnosis at Followup 167-167
Overall Adjustment Status and Psychiatric Diagnosis at Followup 168-168
Psychiatric Diagnosis at Followup and Amount of VA Compensation Men Compensated on Psychiatric Grounds Only 169-169
Psychiatric Diagnosis at Followup and Examiners Estimate of Need for Treatment 170-170
Psychiatric Diagnosis at Followup and Prognosis 171-171
Psychiatric Diagnosis at Followup and Location at Breakdown 172-172
Psychiatric Diagnosis at Followup and Major Area of Stress Precipitating Breakdown 173-173
Psychiatric Diagnosis at Followup and Pattern of Disposition Following All Psychiatric Admissions in Service 174-176
Psychiatric Diagnosis at Followup and Psychiatric History of Parents and Siblings 177-177
Psychiatric Diagnosis at Followup and Preservice Personality 178-178
Preservice Personality Pattern and Psychiatric Diagnosis at Followup 179-179
Psychiatric Diagnosis at Followup and Preservice Adjustment Summary 180-182
Adjustment at Followup 183-183
Relation Between Economic and Occupational Adjustment at Followup 184-184
Maladjustments in Work Area at Followup and Preservice Personality 185-185
Quality of Adjustments in the Family Area at Followup and Preservice 186-189
Treatment Since Separation From Service 190-192
Improvement Since Separation From Service 193-193
Improvement in Psychiatric Status After Separation by Occupation 194-197
Mans Own Comparison of Health at Followup and at Entry 198-200
Relation Between Attitude Toward Change in Health Between Entry Into 201-204
VA Compensation for Psychiatric Disability 205-206
VA Compensation for Psychiatric Disability and Origin of Symptoms 207-212
Percentage With VA Compensation for Psychiatric Disability and Percentage Drawing 30 or More Monthly Among Those Compensated for Any Type of Disability 213-214
PART THREE Analysis of Military Experience 215-215
Nature of Stress 216-217
Major Area of Stress and Pattern of Disposition 218-219
Major Area of Stress and Psychiatric History of Parents and Siblings 220-220
Major Area of Stress and Parental Withdrawal 221-221
Conflict Between Parents and Percentage With Breakdown Under Minimal Stress 222-222
Major Area of Stress and Religious Faith 223-223
Major Area of Stress and Summary of Psychiatric Signs in Family History 224-226
Major Area of Stress and Educational Level at Entry Into Service 227-227
Major Area of Stress and Subjects Own Evaluation of Health at Entry 228-228
Preservice Adjustment and Breakdown Under Minimal Stress 229-229
Major Area of Stress and Preservice Personality 230-232
Location at First Breakdown 233-233
Location at Breakdown and Apparent Severity of Illness at Breakdown 234-235
Location at Breakdown and Pattern of Disposition 236-236
Location at Breakdown and Mans Own Evaluation of Change in Health From Entry to Separation 237-237
Location at Breakdown and History of Psychiatric Illness in Parents and Siblings 238-238
Location at First Breakdown and Attitude Toward Mother 239-239
Location at Breakdown and Preservice Personality 240-240
Location at Breakdown and Preservice Educational Attainment 241-241
Location at Breakdown and Preservice Occupation 242-242
Location at Breakdown and Subjects Own Evaluation of Health at Entry 243-243
Location at Breakdown and Presence and Origin of Symptoms at Followup 244-244
Location at Breakdown and Psychiatric Improvement Following Separation From Service 245-245
Location at Breakdown and Psychiatric Diagnosis at Followup 246-246
Location at Breakdown and Prognosis Without Treatment 247-247
Location at Breakdown and VA Compensation for Psychiatric Disability 248-250
Severity of Illness at First Breakdown 251-251
Severity of Illness at First Breakdown and Response to Treatment in Service 252-253
Severity of Illness at First Breakdown and VA Compensation for Psychiatric Disability 254-255
Treatment in Service 256-256
Type of Psychiatric Treatment at First Breakdown in Military Service and Subsequent Length of Service 257-257
Type of Psychiatric Treatment at First Breakdown in Service and Return to Duty 258-258
Type of Psychiatric Treatment for First Breakdown in Service and Re sponse to Treatment 259-259
Response to Individual Therapy in Service and Site of Breakdown 260-261
Pattern of Disposition 262-262
Disposition and Emotional Health at Separation 263-263
Pattern of Disposition and Summary of Psychiatric Signs in Family His tory 264-265
Pattern of Disposition and Followup Diagnosis 266-268
Pattern of Disposition and Various Followup Characteristics 269-269
Diagnosis at Followup by Disposition in Service 270-270
PART FOUR Analysis of Preservice Period 271-271
Family History 272-272
Preservice Personality and Psychiatric History of Parents 273-273
Psychiatric History of Parents and Siblings and Overall Preservice Adjust ment 274-275
Summary of Psychiatric Signs in Family History and Preservice Personality 276-276
Emotional Health at Separation and Summary of Psychiatric Signs in Family History 277-279
Preservice Personality 280-280
Extent of Maternal Protection or Grant of Independence and Preservice Personality 281-281
Clinical Impression of Intelligence and Preservice Personality 282-282
Religious Preference and Preservice Personality 283-283
Preservice School Adjustment and Preservice Personality 284-284
Preservice Community Adjustment and Preservice Personality 285-285
Preservice Adjustment Summary and Preservice Personality 286-286
Preservice Marital Status and Preservice Personality 287-287
Personality Pattern and Treatment for Emotional Disorder Prior to Entry Into Service 288-288
CourtMartial Rates and Preservice Personality Pattern 289-289
Average Days Lost Under Article of War 107 and Preservice Personality 290-291
Severity of Combat Prior to Breakdown and Preservice Personality for Men With at Least Mild Combat Stress 292-292
Emotional Health at Separation and Preservice Personality 293-294
Occupational Adjustment at Followup and Preservice Personality 295-295
Psychiatric Diagnosis at Followup and Preservice Personality 296-299
Examiners Prognosis Without Treatment and Preservice Personality 300-305
Summary of Psychiatric Signs in Family History and Preservice Personality 1951 Army Control Sample 306-310
Preservice Adjustment 311-320
PART FIVE Implications for Induction Utilization and Disposition Policies 321-335
Abstracting Form for Military Personnel History 336-336
Abstracting Form for Medical History Military Period 337-337
Form Letters Used in Followup 338-342
Examination Booklet Used by Psychiatrist 343-356
Sample Case Summaries Based on Psychiatric Interviews 357-366
History Outline Used by Red Cross Social Worker 367-371
Questionnaire Used in Followup 372-396
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