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dc.contributor.authorCooper, Nancy Allenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-13T14:38:33Z
dc.date.available2014-08-13T14:38:33Z
dc.date.issued1987en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/49838
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_US
dc.format.extentxi, 113 leavesen_US
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dc.publisherVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
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dc.subject.lccLD5655.V856 1987.C667en_US
dc.subject.lcshVietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veteransen_US
dc.subject.lcshPost-traumatic stress disorderen_US
dc.titleImaginal flooding as a supplemental treatment for Vietnam veterans suffering re-experiencing stressen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPsychologyen_US
dc.description.degreePh. D.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc17245155en_US
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairClum, George A. Jr.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberNeff, D. F.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWarren, B. E.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberCarlson, C. L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberLonquist, D. E.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberZesking, P. S.en_US
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