The effect of life-threatening war stress on an acute psychiatric ward Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract The Gulf War led to an anticipated missile attack on the Israeli civilian population. Psychotic inpatients in a locked ward repeatedly had to enter a sealed room and put on gas masks, after air raid sirens were sounded. Despite absence of psychological preparation, the patients cooperated well and no exacerbations of psychosis were noted.

publication date

  • January 1, 1993