A post-traumatic stress disorder in military servicemen and war veterans





post-traumatic stress disorder; military servicemen; war veterans


Aim. To analyze the characteristics of the incidence of a post-traumatic stress disorder in military servicemen and war veterans in order to search for new methods of diagnosis and treatment.

Materials and methods. The analysis of the data of a secret questionnaire of doctors (psychiatrists, neuropathologists) regarding changes in character, complaints about anxiety after returning from the war zone in military servicemen and war veterans was used.

Results and discussion. Since the start of russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, there has been a brutal, exhausting war bringing a post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on a par with Ukraine’s leading health problems.

By monitoring foreign sources and literature, which more broadly highlight the problems of military personnel and war veterans with experience of working in such harsh conditions, a study on the prevalence of a post-traumatic stress disorder was conducted.

Conclusions. Therefore, it is promising to conduct further research to improve understanding of the prevalence of a post-traumatic stress disorder in military servicemen and war veterans, which remains one of the “young” diagnoses in Ukraine and in world psychiatry. In the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10), it is designated by the code F43. 1 and is included in the section F40-F48 “Anxiety, dissociative, stress-related, somatoform and other nonpsychotic mental disorders”.

Author Biography

T. V. Volosheniuk, Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University

Аспірантка кафедри судової медицини, медичного та фармацевтичного права


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