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The Prevalence of Common Mental Disorders and PTSD in the UK Military: Using Data from a Clinical Interview-based Study

The mental health of the Armed Forces is an important issue of both academic and public interest. The aims of this study are to: a) assess the prevalence and risk factors for common mental disorders and post traumatic stress disorder…

Impact of pre-enlistment antisocial behaviour on behavioural outcomes among UK military personnel

Concern has been raised over alleged increases in antisocial behaviour by military personnel returning from the deployment in Iraq and Afghanistan. US-based research has shown that post-deployment violence is related not only to combat experience, but also to pre-enlistment antisocial…

Non-deployment factors affecting psychological wellbeing in military personnel: literature review

BACKGROUND: Most military mental health research focuses on the impact of deployment-related stress; less is known about how everyday work-related factors affect wellbeing. AIMS: This systematic narrative literature review aimed to identify non-deployment-related factors contributing to the wellbeing of military…

The Long-Term Consequences of Military Deployment: A 5-Year Cohort Study of United Kingdom Reservists Deployed to Iraq in 2003

Reserve and National Guard forces have been mobilized to an unprecedented degree in recent overseas conflicts. There is concern that rates of psychological problems may continue to rise for many years after deployment. The authors conducted a cohort study of…

Cognitive performance improvement in Canadian Armed Forces personnel during deployment

Chronic stress can decrease resilience and diminish cognitive adaptability; thus, operational stressors related to military deployment can pose significant risks to cognitive functioning. Numerous studies have aimed to assess the effects of deployment on cognitive functioning on the basis of…

Military Ethics and Well-being: A Soldier’s Journey

In light of emerging research on moral injuries, this article explores the impact of soldiers' indoctrination on their identity after they have lived through the experience of war. The injuries that soldiers live and witness can act as a source…

Can mental health and readjustment be improved in UK military personnel by a brief period of structured postdeployment rest (third location decompression)?

Third Location Decompression (TLD) is an activity undertaken by UK Armed Forces (UK AF) personnel at the end of an operational deployment, which aims to smooth the transition between operations and returning home. We assessed whether TLD impacted upon both…

Managing the Migration From Military to Civil Society: Motivation Model for Socioeconomic Needs in Resettlement of Veterans in India

An estimated 70,000 personnel are annually released at the prime of life from the Indian armed forces to maintain a youthful service profile. The migration of veterans in search of a second career to civil society involves managing crucial socioeconomic…