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Psychological and Neuropsychological Outcomes

Binder, Laurence M. et al. Subjective Cognitive Complaints, Affective Distress, and Objective Cognitive Performance in Persian Gulf War Veterans. Portland Environmental Health Research Center. A computerized battery of cognitive tests was done to study the ability of patients to report symptoms accurately and symptoms of significant clinical importance.

DeBakey, Samar F. MD, MPH et al. Risk Factors and Trends for Spouse Abuse Among Gulf War Veterans. USA Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine. Study used to examine selected demographic risk factors and trends in incidence of spouse abuse for three defined time periods among Gulf War deployed Army personnel.

DiPino, RK et al Estimating Pre-War Cognitive Functioning in Gulf-War Veterans. Baltimore VA Medical Center. A study that took 29 Persian Gulf War veterans who had been exposed to depleted uranium shrapnel and 38 Persian Gulf veterans who had not experienced depleted uranium exposure and summarizes different ways to estimate pre-Gulf War functioning when AFQT scores are not available.

Fiedler, Nancy et al. Stress, Personality & Coping In Gulf War Veterans With Fatiguing Illness. UMDNJ. Study that compares stressors, personality traits and coping mechanisms of veterans with fatiguing illness versus healthy veterans.

Kane, RL et al Neurocognitive Findings In Soldiers Wounded With Depleted Uranium Shrapnel. Baltimore VA Medical Center. Summary of two studies using 33 Gulf-War participants wounded with depleted uranium shrapnel during the war and the effect of exposure to the depleted uranium on their cognition.

Lange, G. Tiersky et al. Pattern of Cognitive Function in Registry Gulf War Veterans: A Preliminary Study. Center for Environmental Hazards Research. Study that examines the similarities of civilians with fatiguing illness and the cognitive impairment in Gulf War veterans with a major complaint of chronic fatigue where the attention and working memory functions will be most severely affected.

Lange, G. Tiersky et al. The Relationship Between Psychiatric Diagnoses and Fatiguing Illness in Gulf War Veterans. Center for Environmental Hazards Research. Study done to determine whether the presence of Gulf War illness can be explained by psychiatric disorders.

Rappolt, G. et al. Quality of Work Experience in Gulf Veterans With Unexplained Fatiguing Illness. Persian Gulf Research Center. Study done to determine if work quality and productivity is and will be effected by fatiguing illness and /or psychiatric disorders as experienced by Gulf War veterans.

Sloan, Patrick et al. Concurrent and Longitudinal Prediction of Physical Symptoms in Gulf War Veterans. University of Arkansas. Summary of a study that investigated the extent to which the MMPI-2 was capable of predicting the long-term psychological effects of war-related stress & physical symptoms of health problems in Gulf War veterans.

Storzback, Daniel et al. Objective Cognitive Performance of Persian Gulf War Veterans With High Scores On Measures of Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms. Portland Environmental Hazards Research Center. Analysis of persons diagnosed with high posttraumatic stress that demonstrates significantly impaired performance in reaction time and memory accuracy.

Tiersky, L. A. et al. Functional Status and Mood In Gulf War Veterans with Fatiguing Illness. Persian Gulf Research Center. Investigation done to 1) determine if psychiatric disturbance can explain the reduced overall functional ability observed in Gulf War veterans with unexplained fatigue and 2) if psychiatric disturbance has an additive effect on functional disability and well-being in Gulf War veterans with fatigue.

White, RF et al. Neuropsychological Findings Among Persian Gulf War Veterans. Boston Environmental Hazards Center. Summary of a study that examined veterans from the Persian Gulf era complaining of forgetfulness, fatigue and headaches and the association with neuropsychological test scores.

Wolfe, J. et al. Relationship of PTSD and Depression to Persian Gulf Health Problems. National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. An evaluation of psychiatric diagnostic status of Persian Gulf War veterans who reported high or low rates of health symptoms related to their deployment to the Gulf.

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