By Terri Tanielian, Lisa H. Jaycox
A finished examine of the post-deployment health-related wishes linked to post-traumatic rigidity sickness, significant melancholy, and disturbing mind harm between servicemembers getting back from Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, the healthiness care procedure in position to satisfy these wishes, gaps within the care approach, and the prices linked to those stipulations and with offering caliber well-being care to all these in want.
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Extra resources for Invisible Wounds of War: Psychological and Cognitive Injuries, Their Consequences, and Services to Assist Recovery (2008)
The federal system of medical care for this population spans the Departments of Defense and Veterans Aﬀairs. OEF/OIF veterans are eligible to receive care through the Department of Defense (while they are on active duty or covered by TRICARE) and the Veterans Health Administration (all OEF/OIF veterans are eligible for ﬁve years following military discharge). The Department of Defense does not have a uniﬁed mental health program, but a fairly comprehensive array of mental health services is available through the Services, military hospitals, and the TRICARE network, and programs typically are designed and implemented at the local level (Defense Health Board Task Force on Mental Health, 2007).
And R. W. Glenn. Steeling the Mind: Combat Stress Reactions and Their Implications for Urban Warfare. : RAND Corporation, MG-191-A, 2005. org/pubs/monographs/MG191/ Hoge, C. , J. L. Auchterlonie, and C. S. Milliken. Mental health problems, use of mental health services, and attrition from military service after returning from deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan. JAMA, Vol. 295, No. 9, March 1, 2006, pp. 1023–1032.
PTSD is deﬁned by its linkage to exposure to traumatic or life-threatening events, such as combat. Major depression is often linked to grief and loss, which can be salient for servicemembers who lose their comrades. TBI is the result of a service- or combat-related injury to the brain. S. troops who served in Afghanistan and Iraq (President’s Commission on Care for America’s Returning Wounded Warriors, 2007), and concerns about suicide risk make major depression very important to study. We deﬁne each of these conditions in turn.