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(p. 3) Early History of Military Mental Health Care 

(p. 3) Early History of Military Mental Health Care
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(p. 3) Early History of Military Mental Health Care
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Brian L. Jones

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10.1093/med:psych/9780199928262.003.0001
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date: 13 December 2019

Combat-related stress has been present throughout the history of warfare, but the identification and treatment of this unique stress by military providers has existed for less than a century. A review of the evolution of military mental health care is provided, with attention given to the factors inherent in our nation’s wars that spawned its development. Current trends and implications for the future state of military mental health care are also offered.

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