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(p. 283) Impact of Psychiatric Disorders and Psychotropic Medications on Retention and Deployment 

(p. 283) Impact of Psychiatric Disorders and Psychotropic Medications on Retention and Deployment
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(p. 283) Impact of Psychiatric Disorders and Psychotropic Medications on Retention and Deployment
Author(s):

David S. Shearer

and Colette M. Candy

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780199928262.003.0058
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date: 27 May 2020

Psychiatric diagnoses and the prescription of psychotropic medication(s) may influence decisions by the military command regarding retention or separation from the Armed Services and limit operational deployment (e.g., combat). This chapter will summarize some of the key guidelines involved in this decision making process and the role of waiver requests and special circumstances.

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