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Accession Number ADA590004
Title Technical Evaluation Report (Mental Health and Well-Being across the Military Spectrum).
Publication Date Apr 2011
Media Count 15p
Personal Author F. J. Lescreve
Abstract The operational deployments NATO Forces are conducting often present very high levels of stress for the soldiers. Large numbers of them (up to 15% within the U.S. Infantry) develop mental health problems afterwards. These include Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a wide range of co-morbidity (e.g. alcohol-misuse, violence, dangerous driving...) and a much increased risk for suicide. To address these problems that engender lots of suffering for the veterans and their families and draw significant resources to provide them with adequate care, the Human Factors and Medicine Panel (HFMP) of NATO's Research and Technology Organization (RTO) has initiated a successful series of Technical Activities on advancing the science, the options for applications and the state-of-practice in the challenging area of mental health (e.g. HFM-081, 103, 159, 171, 175, 178, 179, 193, 203). The HFM-205 Symposium provided a timely and successful venue to set a framework for future HFMP work on Mental Health and Well- Being within the Military.
Keywords Alcohol misuse
Drug abuse
Foreign reports
Human factor engineering
Mental health
Mental health screening
Military personnel
Nato forces
Nato furnished
Post traumatic stress disorder(PTSD
Suicide prevention

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92B - Psychology
57T - Psychiatry
70D - Personnel Management, Labor Relations & Manpower Studies
95D - Human Factors Engineering
92A - Job Training & Career Development
57E - Clinical Medicine
Corporate Author NATO Research and Technology Organization, Neuilly-sur-Seine (France).
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Conference paper.
NTIS Issue Number 1409
Contract Number N/A

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