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dc.contributor.authorCooper, Nancy Allenen
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-13T14:38:33Zen
dc.date.available2014-08-13T14:38:33Zen
dc.date.issued1987en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/49838en
dc.description.abstractA delayed type of combat-related disorder among Vietnam veterans has resulted in increasing numbers of such veterans seeking mental health assistance and the inclusion of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a new classification in the DSM III. With symptoms of re-experiencing, emotional numbing, hyper-alertness, sleep disturbance, survival guilt and avoidance, PTSD can be extremely disruptive of social, intellectual, and occupational functioning. While imaginal flooding of combat scenes has been shown to dramatically reduce PTSD symptomatology, the only supporting evidence published to date has been case studies. This is the first controlled study of the treatment using a clinical sample of the population. Subjects were sixteen male Vietnam combat—exposed veterans who sought out patient treatment at the VAMC in Salem, Virginia. Aged 33 to 40, they all suffered from PTSD. A yoked design was utilized in which one group (£;8) received a supplemental flooding treatment and the other (ns=8) did not. All subjects received standard hospital out patient treatment which generally consisted of both Vietnam Veteran group and individual therapy.en
dc.format.extentxi, 113 leavesen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.publisherVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 17245155en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V856 1987.C667en
dc.subject.lcshVietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veteransen
dc.subject.lcshPost-traumatic stress disorderen
dc.titleImaginal flooding as a supplemental treatment for Vietnam veterans suffering re-experiencing stressen
dc.typeDissertationen
dc.contributor.departmentPsychologyen
dc.description.degreePh. D.en
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen
dc.contributor.committeechairClum, George A. Jr.en
dc.contributor.committeememberNeff, D. F.en
dc.contributor.committeememberWarren, B. E.en
dc.contributor.committeememberCaryn, L.en
dc.contributor.committeememberLonquist, D. E.en
dc.contributor.committeememberZesking, P. S.en
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