Military Service Members and Veterans, Mental Health and

Since the start of the Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn (OIF/OND) military conflicts in the early 2000s, more than 1.5 million service members have been deployed. It has been estimated that of those current and former service members, 200,000 are in need of psychological and psychiatric services. Traumatic brain injury (TBI), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and suicide are among the top issues that have significant impact on this population of individuals. Thus, in this entry, these issues are further examined and additional resources with regard to the treatment of these often comorbid diagnoses are provided.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Recent studies estimate that of those who served in the OEF/OIF/OND conflicts, 20% have experienced a TBI. Subsequently, TBI has been labeled as ...

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