Alcoholism in black Vietnam veterans: symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder.


Journal Article

A definitive diagnosis of a posttraumatic stress disorder in black Vietnam veterans can be made when recognition is given, not only to the stressors of war but to racism. An aftermath of the war for black veterans has been an alarming increase in alcoholism, believed to be an attempt to reduce feeling of inadequacy, pessimism, and uncontrollable rage.Two cases are described that are illustrative of the posttraumatic stress disorder and alcoholism in black Vietnam veterans. A brief discussion of salient issues that are crucial to diagnosis and treatment is presented.

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Cited Authors

  • Carter, JH

Published Date

  • July 1982

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 74 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 655 - 660

PubMed ID

  • 7120496

Pubmed Central ID

  • 7120496

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1943-4693

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0027-9684


  • eng