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Having been a prisoner of war
Depressive disorder - Having been a prisoner of war Factor
Prisoners of war are identified on the client database.
The veteran's statement of service will also record the fact that s/he was a prisoner of war.
The Repatriation Commission has defined a 'prisoner of war' as a veteran who has been confined in a camp, building, prison or other restrictive area as a prisoner of the enemy, even if the confinement was for only a few hours.
Last reviewed for CCPS 16 September 2011.
Preliminary questions 
39676 the condition under consideration is major depressive episode, recurrent major depressive disorder, dysthymic disorder or depressive disorder not otherwise specified.
8625 the condition under consideration has been accepted on the basis of the veteran's prisoner of war status.
Clinical onset and operational service 
30034 there is some evidence that having been a prisoner of war may be a factor in the development of the condition under consideration.
292 the veteran was a prisoner of war at some time.
25485 the veteran was a prisoner of war before the clinical onset of the condition under consideration.