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Reply to Does Combat Trauma Cause a Majority of PTSD Symptoms in Combat Veterans?

J Clin Psychiatry 2011;72(5):725 [letter]

Letter to the Editor

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Dr Elliot criticizes our finding that “the majority of psychiatric symptoms reported by combat veterans with PTSD [posttraumatic stress disorder] would not have been present were it not for their exposure to traumatic events” on the grounds that “an important factor contributing to reported psychopathology in veterans is compensation status.” This criticism is without merit. Our objective was to explore whether psychopathological symptoms are “acquired” in individuals with PTSD or, alternatively, whether such symptoms reflect general psychiatric psychopathology that would have existed even in the absence of traumatic exposure.