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(p. 256) Early Interventions with Military Personnel 

(p. 256) Early Interventions with Military Personnel
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(p. 256) Early Interventions with Military Personnel
Author(s):

Maria M. Steenkamp

and Brett T. Litz

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780199928262.003.0052
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date: 05 December 2019

Early psychological and mental health interventions are delivered before or soon after the onset of a clinically significant distress or impaired functional capacities, to prevent mental disorders from developing or becoming chronic and entrenched. Since the start of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the military has implemented several large early interventions programs aimed at promoting psychological resilience and preventing mental disorders. Examples and challenges of such universal, selective, and indicated prevention initiatives are discussed.

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