STUDY OF PRESENCE OF POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDERS (PTSD) AND ACUTE STRESS DISORDER (ASD) IN SERVICEMEN – COMBATANTS
Experience of the countries that confronted the phenomena arising in people returning from the
war conflict zone has proved that the servicemen who took part in military actions belong to a group
of persons liable to a higher risk of psychogenic disorders.
The paper describes experimental studies of servicemen-combatants who took part in the anti-
terror operations (ATO) for presence of traumatic stress and posttraumatic stress disorders, individual
psychological features and psychological defense mechanisms.
According to results of the summating psychodiagnostic experiment it was established that the
posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was present in 64% of servicemen and the acute stress disorder
(ASD) in 34% of the respondents. Selected symptoms of the PTSD were observed in 31% of the
respondents, the partial ASD was present in 13% of the servicemen.
Analysis of statistical data enabled to separate and describe a complex of symptoms of the interrelated
properties, establish the interrelation and functional unity of such components as traumatic
stress – individual defense mechanisms – accentuation of personality traits and involvement of the
depression degree intensity in this space