No, it’s not a movie. It’s the name of a database covering all aspects of traumatic stress and mental health sequelae, as covered in the international literature. PILOTS, which stands for “Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress,” is sponsored by the US Department of Veterans Affairs.
Here’s an example of the resesarch literature found when using the database:
- PTSD onset and course following the World Trade Center disaster: Findings and implications for future research. (2009). Boscarino, J.A., & Adams, R.E. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 44.10.
- Gender differences in prescribing among veterans diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder. (2013). Bernardy, NC., Lund, BC., Alexander, B., Jenkyn, AB, Schnurr, PP. Journal of General Internal Medicine 28. Suppl. 2.
- New directions for research examining sexual trauma histories of gay men. (2000). Cassese, J. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services 12.1/2.
- The intercultural setting: Encountering black Viet Nam veterans. (1985). Parson, EW. In The Trauma of War: Stress and Recovery in Viet Nam.
- “Irgendwann (…) werde ich ihm die ganze Wahrheit sagen”: Leben mit dem Kind eines Vergewaltigers nach dem Genozid in Ruanda = “Some day (…) I’ll tell him the whole truth” — living with a child born out of rape after the genocide in Rwanda. (2012). Keienburg, S., & Griese, K. Trauma und Gewalt 6.2.
- Psychiatric effects of the civil war in Lebanon. (1983). Nasr, S., Racy, J., & Flaherty, JA. Psychiatric Journal of the University of Ottawa 8.4.
** How do you find PILOTS? Make sure you’re on campus or logged into campus resources using MyUSF. Go to the USF Libraries’ website at www.lib.usf.edu. Select RESEARCH TOOLS from the menu bar at the top of the screen. Select DATABASES BY TITLE and search for PILOTS (no, it doesn’t have to be capitalized) on the next screen. Voilà! Instant access.