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Erbes, C.R., Meis, L.A., Polusny, M.A., Compton, J.S. and Wadsworth, S.M. (2012) An Examination of PTSD Symptoms and Relationship Functioning in U.S. Soldiers of the Iraq War over Time. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 25, 187-190.
https://doi.org/10.1002/jts.21689

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  • TITLE: Unsecured Life: The Experience of the Veteran Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Wives

    AUTHORS: Golbahar Akoondzadeh, Esmat Nouhi, Abbas Ebadi

    KEYWORDS: Unsecured Life, Wives Experiences, Veterans, Posttraumatic Stress

    JOURNAL NAME: International Journal of Clinical Medicine, Vol.9 No.4, April 28, 2018

    ABSTRACT: Introduction: Disputativeness and incitement are one of the consequences of the posttraumatic stress disorder which causes intimacy reduction in veteran wives. This study was done with the aim of expressing the veteran posttraumatic stress disorder wives. Method: This qualitative study was done by qualitative content analysis method and 14 participants took part in this study who were all PTSD veteran wives in Golestan province in Iran. Data was gathered by semi-structured interview and by purposive sampling and was continued to the data well saturated. Data analysis was continuously done at the same time as collecting the data. Findings: The main theme and the eleven subtheme included: 1) Entanglement with wife condition: Not willing to have medicine treatment, frequent hospitalized, increasing the problems as the age goes up medicine, dependency on taking medicine, unpredictable wife behavior; 2) life erosion: Living along with fear, lost life; 3) stressful atmosphere in the house: Physical fight, unsecured feeling in the house, sensitive to noise; 4) being worry about future: Hopelessness, spoiled life. These were the main points of this study which cause the unsecured atmosphere for the families. Conclusion: Veteran in ability in controlling their anger causes emotional problems, intimacy decreasing and marriage dissatisfaction, anxiousness and being worry about future. Social and family supports such as consulting services, informative and educational systems have an important role in wives compatibility and life promotion.