THE CLUB OF CROATIAN WAR VETERANS TREATED FOR PTSD AS A FORM OF PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION
Summary. For the period after the war patients with complex disorders are specific. Their increased need for psychiatric protection stimulates people to organize additional, outpatient activities in the mental health area. The authors present their experiences of working in the Club of Croatian War veterans treated for PTSD (the PTSD Club) and the positive therapeutic effect of systematic work upon the principles of sociotherapeutic community, systematic family approach, and self-help. The PTSD club is one of possible problem solutions, and the right choice of how to organize and conduct preventive and rehabili- tative programs for high-risk groups of patients.