Year: 1994 Source: British Journal of Psychiatry, v.164, no.4, (April 1994), p.443-447 SIEC No: 19940342

This Editorial compares the type of conflict & troops involved in previous wars & considers Bosnia a “bad” war from a psychiatric viewpoint. Much of the pathology will be hidden, may not present until later, & for some may be a life-long hidden morbidity. Equating war with post-traumatic stress disorder is an oversimplification. This literature review of previous studies also discusses at-risk groups, the nature of psychiatric disabilities & responses to the problem. (36 refs.)