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Titolo:
Posttraumatic stress disorder in the elderly: A review
Autore:
Weintraub, D; Ruskin, PE;
Indirizzi:
Univ Louisville, Dept Psychiat & Behav Sci, Louisville, KY 40292 USA Univ Louisville Louisville KY USA 40292 hav Sci, Louisville, KY 40292 USA Norton Psychiat Clin, Louisville, KY USA Norton Psychiat Clin Louisville KY USA Psychiat Clin, Louisville, KY USA Vet Adm Maryland Hlth Care Syst, Mental Hlth Clin Ctr, Baltimore, MD USA Vet Adm Maryland Hlth Care Syst Baltimore MD USA Ctr, Baltimore, MD USA Univ Maryland, Dept Psychiat, Baltimore, MD USA Univ Maryland Baltimore MD USA aryland, Dept Psychiat, Baltimore, MD USA
Titolo Testata:
HARVARD REVIEW OF PSYCHIATRY
fascicolo: 3, volume: 7, anno: 1999,
pagine: 144 - 152
SICI:
1067-3229(199909/10)7:3<144:PSDITE>2.0.ZU;2-G
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
WAR-II VETERAN; HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS; WORLD-WAR; COMBAT VETERANS; VIETNAM VETERANS; PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS; COGNITIVE DEFICITS; FORMER PRISONERS; PACIFIC THEATER; UNITED-STATES;
Tipo documento:
Review
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
101
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Ruskin, PE VA Med Serv, Psychiat Serv 116A, 10 N Greene St, Baltimore, MD 21201 USA VA Med Serv 10 N Greene St Baltimore MD USA 21201 MD 21201 USA
Citazione:
D. Weintraub e P.E. Ruskin, "Posttraumatic stress disorder in the elderly: A review", HARV R PSYC, 7(3), 1999, pp. 144-152

Abstract

Posttraumatic disorder (PTSD) In elderly persons impairs their ability to deal with subsequent life stress and to negotiate the developmental stages of late life successfully. If can stem from trauma at any point in life. Symptoms may be persistent or intermittent, and the disorder may be time-limited or chronic. Increasing severity of trauma and premorbid psychiatric illness predispose to the development of PTSD, and certain personality traits and good psychosocial support protect against it. Elderly individuals do not appear more predisposed than young persons to develop PTSD, and symptoms of the disorder are similar across age groups: reexperiencing the trauma, avoidance, and hyperarousal. Dysfunctions of the adrenergic system and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis have been Implicated in the neurobiologyof PTSD, although there is no current evidence that the changes seen in these systems with aging affect the development or presentation of PTSD in older individuals. Antidepressants, group therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy are presently the mainstays of treatment, although to date no systematic and controlled research has been done on the treatment of PTSD In thisage group.

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