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Emotional Aftermath of the Persian Gulf War: Veterans, Families, Communites, and Nations

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The Prisoner of War presents the initial evaluations of the Persian Gulf War Prisoners of War (POW) and briefly reviews the literature on the psychiatric effects of the POW experience. The prison experience and the experience of repatriation and reintegration into the family are discussed.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Emotional Aftermath of the Persian Gulf War: Veterans, Families, Communites, and Nations created by Robert J. Ursano, M.D. (Editor) and Ann E. Norwood, M.D.


American Psychiatric Press

Publication Date:

October 18, 2000

Course Material Authors

Robert J. Ursano, M.D. (Editor)

Robert J. Ursano, M.D., is a professor and Assistant Chair of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences at the F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland.

Ann E. Norwood, M.D.

Ann E. Norwood, MD., is an Assistant Professor and Assistant Chair in the Department of Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services of the Health Sciences at the F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland.

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about prisoners of war. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the psychiatric assessment of the Persian Gulf War POWs.

  2. Explain what happened during captivity for the POWs.

  3. Identify the resistance and collaboration of the POWs.

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Course Number 101257
7 credit hours
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  • Reading-Based Online
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