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Accession Number ADA582861
Title UK Armed Forces - Psychological Health and Deployment.
Publication Date Apr 2011
Media Count 11p
Personal Author N. Greenberg N. Jones N. T. Fear S. Wessely
Abstract Background: Concerns have been raised about the psychological effect of continued combat exposure and of repeated deployments. We examined the consequences of deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan on the mental health of UK Armed Forces from 2003 to 2010 and the effect of multiple deployments. Methods: We assessed the prevalence of probable mental disorders in four samples of participants. (1) an post deployment initial study (2003 05) (2) a further post deployment study (including a follow up of the initial sample) (2007-2009) (3) a sample of troops deployed to Iraq (2009) and (4) a sample of troops deployed to Afghanistan (2010). Samples 1 and 2 were randomly chosen samples to ensure that they were wholly representative of the UK Armed Forces. All participants completed a questionnaire about their deployment experiences and health outcomes.
Keywords Deployment
Foreign reports
Mental health
Military forces(Foreign)
Nato furnished
Post traumatic stress disorder
United kingdom

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92B - Psychology
57T - Psychiatry
74 - Military Sciences
Corporate Author King's Coll., London (England). Weston Education Centre.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1401
Contract Number N/A

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