Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Militaries of Peacekeeping Missions in Areas of Wars and Conflicts

Eglantina Dervishi, Silva Ibrahimi, Hazir Elshani


The purpose of this study is to identify whether the symptoms of post-traumatic stress are present on peacekeeping missions millitaries who are deployed in areas of armed conflict and which are the variety of post-traumatic stress symptoms in this contingency of militars. The present study is an explorative type based on quantitative data collected by Symptom Checklist 90-Revised (SCL90-R) in peacekeeping mission militaries deployed in conflicted areas. Data revealed that post-traumatic stress symptoms were not present at the targeted sample,we generarly have the confirmation of a more severe symptomatology at that military category which were more than 3-4 times in peacekeeping missions in comparison with those who were once or twice. Post-traumatic stress symptoms have a low frequency in these missions militaries and they generarly are more obvious in those categories who worked in the field. As well as, another interesting finding relates to the fact that symptoms are more obvious in the military category who served more than two missions.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2015.v4n2s2p11

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