Treatment of the Stress Casualty during Operation Iraqi Freedom One

Treatment of the Stress Casualty during Operation Iraqi Freedom One Introduction: Service members with mental health issues during Operation Iraqi Freedom receive evaluation and treatment at different echelons of care. Mental health teams consist of professionals and paraprofessionals assigned to Combat Stress Control units, Division Mental Health Sections, and Combat Support Hospitals. Methods: Army doctrine for mental health care is delineated and examples describing how mental health personnel must be flexible in this challenging environment and are useful mental health tools for commanders in the operational environment are presented. Discussion: Specific treatment issues related to the combat environment during Operation Iraqi Freedom are discussed in relation to each team and in light of doctrine. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Psychiatric Quarterly Springer Journals

Treatment of the Stress Casualty during Operation Iraqi Freedom One

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Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2005 by Springer Science + Business Media, Inc.
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Psychiatry; Public Health; Sociology, general
ISSN
0033-2720
eISSN
1573-6709
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11126-005-4968-9
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Abstract

Introduction: Service members with mental health issues during Operation Iraqi Freedom receive evaluation and treatment at different echelons of care. Mental health teams consist of professionals and paraprofessionals assigned to Combat Stress Control units, Division Mental Health Sections, and Combat Support Hospitals. Methods: Army doctrine for mental health care is delineated and examples describing how mental health personnel must be flexible in this challenging environment and are useful mental health tools for commanders in the operational environment are presented. Discussion: Specific treatment issues related to the combat environment during Operation Iraqi Freedom are discussed in relation to each team and in light of doctrine.

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Psychiatric QuarterlySpringer Journals

Published: Jan 1, 2005

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