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The battle … within? Exploring the predictors and buffers of PTSD among wounded ex-combatants

Cano Gomez, Ivan, Henríquez, José Luis, Blanco, Rubén, Flores, Mónica, Molina, Verónica and Blanco, Amalio (2023) The battle … within? Exploring the predictors and buffers of PTSD among wounded ex-combatants. Psychiatry Research Communications, 3 (2). ISSN 2772-5987

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Identification Number: 10.1016/j.psycom.2023.100110


The present study offers valuable insights into the psychological impact of war on wounded ex-combatants. By examining negative cognitions about the self and the world as predictors of PTSD symptoms and the moderating role of perceived control and social integration, this study reveals the complexities of PTSD in a population that has been largely overlooked in previous research. Our findings indicate that the predictors of PTSD symptoms are not uniform and are influenced by the sociohistorical and political context in which ex-combatants are situated. Furthermore, the moderating effects of perceived control and social integration highlight the importance of addressing not only individual psychological factors, but also the social and contextual factors that can influence recovery from PTSD. These insights suggest that a more comprehensive approach is necessary in order to fully understand and address PTSD in this population.

Item Type: Article
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Additional Information: © 2023 The Authors
Divisions: Psychological and Behavioural Science
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2023 16:45
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2024 05:09

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