A Review of the Scientific Literature As It Pertains to Gulf by Grant N. Marshall

By Grant N. Marshall

Experiences that pressure can produce myriad wellbeing and fitness results, and those results can happen themselves as indicators and stipulations just like those who veterans record.

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Schwarzer and Wicklund, 1991). Second, under stress, cognitive or social factors may heighten an individual's perception of himself or herself as sick, either by increasing awareness of bodily sensations that might otherwise go unrecognized (Pennebaker, 1982) or by prompting individuals to attribute normal symptoms or bodily sensations to evidence of pathology requiring medical intervention (Mechanic, 1972). , 1991). , 1996a). In general, this literature has documented a dose-response relationship between exposure to actual combat and increased risk of mental health problems.

Over the past half century, stress has been widely studied. Because literally thousands of articles, books and reviews on stress have been published, this report is intended to be a concise summary rather than a detailed review of the literature. The report also summarizes the nature of stressors encountered during Gulf War service, and evaluates the relatively small body of literature on the relationship between stress exposure and health problems experienced by veterans of the Persian Gulf War.

The general scientific literature indicates that stress can have myriad health consequences, although no single health problem or set of symptoms is distinctively characteristic solely of stress, with the exception of posttraumatic stress disorder. S. forces. S. personnel reported health problems, many of which were attributed by the veterans to their service in the Gulf War. To date, no single cause of these health problems has been identified. , pyridostigmine Page xiv bromide) and vaccines, infectious diseases, and the psychological stresses of warfare.

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