Subjective cognitive complaints, affective distress, and objective cognitive performance in Persian Gulf war veterans

Laurence M. Binder, Daniel Storzbach, W. Kent Anger, Keith A. Campbell, Diane S. Rohlman, Other Members Of The Portland Environmental, Hazards Research Center

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Abstract

We examined subjective cognitive complaints, affective distress, and cognitive performance in Persian Gulf veterans who reported illness and cognitive complaints. We predicted a stronger relationship between subjective cognitive complaints and affective distress than between subjective cognitive complaints and objective cognitive performance. This prediction was confirmed in a sample of 100 veterans. The results suggest that cognitive impairment should not be diagnosed in this population without objective confirmation with cognitive testing. Copyright (C) 1999 National Academy of Neuropsychology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)531-536
Number of pages6
JournalArchives of Clinical Neuropsychology
Volume14
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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    Binder, L. M., Storzbach, D., Anger, W. K., Campbell, K. A., Rohlman, D. S., Of The Portland Environmental, O. M., & Center, H. R. (1999). Subjective cognitive complaints, affective distress, and objective cognitive performance in Persian Gulf war veterans. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 14(6), 531-536. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0887-6177(98)00047-X