War Trauma and the Aged

An Israeli Perspective
  • Zahava Solomon
  • Karni Ginzburg
Part of the The Springer Series in Adult Development and Aging book series (SSAD)

Abstract

The pathogenic effects of traumatic events have been consistently documented over a large range of populations and occurrences (Wilson & Raphael, 1993). At the same time, considerable variability in human response to trauma has been documented (e.g., Solomon, Mikulincer, & Waysman, 1991). Although many survivors are able to put the trauma behind them and resume their lives, others are detrimentally affected. They may suffer a deterioration of health and social functioning, along with a large variety of psychological disturbances, including anxiety, depression, somatization (Solomon, 1993), and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which is the most common and conspicuous psychological sequela of trauma (American Psychiatric Association, 1994).

Keywords

Traumatic Event Depressive Mood Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Traumatic Stress Community Psychology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zahava Solomon
    • 1
  • Karni Ginzburg
    • 1
  1. 1.The Bob Shapell School of Social WorkTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael

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