PTSD in Women and Men

The coeditor of the Women at War collection, COL (Ret) Ritchie, MD, MPS, discusses PTSD as a result of combat and sexual traumas in the military.



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Dr. Ritchie is a member of Federal Practitioner’s Editorial Advisory Association and a professor of psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, in Bethesda, Maryland.

In addition to coediting the Women at War volume, Dr. Ritchie authored the chapter, “Female Soldiers and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder” (PTSD). In this interview, she discusses the evolving definition of PTSD, military and civilian research into the condition, its stressors, and how PTSD may differ in women and men.

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