Published Online: 1 October 1980
Page Count: 5
Associate clinical professor of psychiatry, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, Calif.
(Received 18 December 1979; accepted 9 May 1980)
This study was planned to examine the onset of the p0sttraumatic psychiatric reaction. Two hundred two injured persons were examined during two summers (1978 and 1979) at the Salzburg Accident Hospital, Austria. Eighty-six of 1 10 persons with posttraumatic psychiatric reactions developed their symptoms two weeks to two months after the injury. Ninety-two of the 110 showed irritability as the initial symptom.
Paper ID: JFS11297J