Neurobehavioral deficits in Persian Gulf veterans: Evidence from a population-based study

W. Kent Anger, Daniel Storzbach, Laurence M. Binder, Keith A. Campbell, Diane S. Rohlman, Linda Mccauley, Craig A. Kovera, Kelly L. Davis

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Abstract

Reports of low-concentration nerve gas exposures during the Persian Gulf War have spurred concern about possible health consequences and refocused interest on the symptoms reported by many returning military veterans. The Portland Environmental Hazards Research Center is studying veterans from the Northwest USA who report persistent, unexplained 'Persian Gulf' symptoms (cases) or who do not report those symptoms (controls). Of the first 101 veterans studied, cases differed substantially from controls on a broad range of psychological tests indicative of increased distress. A subgroup of cases was identified with objective deficits on neurobehavioral tests of memory, attention, and response speed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)203-212
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the International Neuropsychological Society
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1999

Keywords

  • Neurobehavioral assessment
  • PGW
  • Persian Gulf War

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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    Anger, W. K., Storzbach, D., Binder, L. M., Campbell, K. A., Rohlman, D. S., Mccauley, L., Kovera, C. A., & Davis, K. L. (1999). Neurobehavioral deficits in Persian Gulf veterans: Evidence from a population-based study. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 5(3), 203-212. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1355617799533031