Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Following Trauma Injuries in Military Personnel

Document Type : Systematic Review


Trauma Research Center, Clinical sciences institute, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.



Introduction: War-zone injuries are creating PTSD. This study aimed to assess Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Following Traumatic injuries among the Military Populations.
Methods:  PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, and Google Scholar sites were searched from 2013 to 2023. Two authors separately screened, assessed, and included the studies and any disagreement resolved by senior reviewers.
Results: Fifteen studies were included. Mental disorders among the forces showed that diseases, such as PTSD, were the highest among the military forces. The PTSD proportion in TBI cases was more significant than those without TBI. The cause of injuries and PTSD outcomes was due to blast injuries.
Conclusion: PTSD is among military force personnel's most common mental health disorders. Therefore, measures must be taken to prevent and control these diseases, especially among military combat forces. Classifying mental health disorders based on gender, age, the type of military service, the location of troops, the military rank of individuals, and the relationship with PTSD require further studies.  


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