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(p. 53) Combat Operational Stress and Behavioral Health 

(p. 53) Combat Operational Stress and Behavioral Health
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(p. 53) Combat Operational Stress and Behavioral Health
Author(s):

Mark C. Russell

and Charles R. Figley

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780199928262.003.0011
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date: 12 November 2019

Occupational hazards of military service regularly involve exposure to potential traumatic events such as combat, sexual violence, disaster-relief, training accidents, and war atrocities that can have profound effects on military members’ health and their families. Although some war veterans report resilience and growth, historically, treatment of the military population has narrowly focused on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), overlooking the full-spectrum of predictable stress injuries that men and women in uniform may experience.

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