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Collegium antropologicum, Vol.34 supplement 1 No.1 March 2010. -

For thousands of years it has been known that aggression as a symptom appears in numerous psychiatric disorders and diseases. During the last decade the appearance of the aggressive behavior related to the posttraumatic stress disorder PTSD has been frequently investigated, often associated with war trauma. The goal of this study is to analyze the impact of alcoholism on a way war veterans suffering from chronic PTSD express and control aggression. The sample included 240 war veterans with chronic PTSD. The subjects were divided in two groups. PTSD group n=147 and controlled group composed of those suffering from alcoholism in addition to PTSD n=93. In this study, the following psychological instruments were used: The Harvard trauma questionnaire for PTSD diagnosis HTQ; the questionnaire for self-evaluation of aggression STAXI; The Profile Index Emotion PIE; questionnaire for auto-diagnosis of alcoholism CAGE. The obtained results indicate that subjects who have PTSD with co-morbid alcoholism are more deprived, aggressive p



Author: Dragan Babić - ; Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital Mostar, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina Marko Martinac - ; Center

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