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Author Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on the Assessment of Resiliency and Prevention Programs for Mental and Behavioral Health in Service Members and Their Families, author

Title Preventing psychological disorders in service members and their families : an assessment of programs / Committee on the Assessment of Resiliency and Prevention Programs for Mental and Behavioral Health in Service Members and Their Families ; Board on the Health of Select Populations ; Laura Aiuppa Denning, Marc Meisnere, and Kenneth E. Warner, editors ; Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 277 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Conceptual frameworks for reviewing evidence-based prevention in psychological health -- Understanding psychological health in the military -- Evidence for Department of Defense interventions for preventing psychological disorders -- Measurement of Department of Defense prevention interventions related to psychological health -- Findings and recommendations -- Summary from returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan: assessment of readjustment needs of service members and their families -- Information-gathering meeting agenda -- Supplemental health screening questionnaire -- Pre-deployment health assessment questionnaire -- Post-deployment health assessment questionnaire -- Post-deployment health re-assessment questionnaire -- Program reviews from substance use disorders in the U.S. Armed Forces -- Table of DOD programs to increase resilience or prevent psychological health disorders, as identified by Rand
Summary "Being deployed to a war zone can result in numerous adverse psychological health conditions. It is well documented in the literature that there are high rates of psychological disorders among military personnel serving in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq as well as among the service members' families. For service members' families, the degree of hardship and negative consequences rises with the amount of the service members' exposure to traumatic or life-altering experiences. Adult and child members of the families of service members who experience wartime deployments have been found to be at increased risk for symptoms of psychological disorders and to be more likely to use mental health services. In an effort to provide early recognition and early intervention that meet the psychological health needs of service members and their families, DOD currently screens for many of these conditions at numerous points during the military life cycle, and it is implementing structural interventions that support the improved integration of military line personnel, non-medical caregivers, and clinicians, such as RESPECT-Mil (Re-engineering Systems of Primary Care Treatment in the Military), embedded mental health providers, and the Patient-Centered Medical Home. Preventing Psychological Disorders in Service Members and Their Families evaluates risk and protective factors in military and family populations and suggests that prevention strategies are needed at multiple levels - individual, interpersonal, institutional, community, and societal - in order to address the influence that these factors have on psychological health. This report reviews and critiques reintegration programs and prevention strategies for PTSD, depression, recovery support, and prevention of substance abuse, suicide, and interpersonal violence"--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Supported by the National Academy of Sciences and the Department of Defense HHSP23320080007T
Subject Evidence-based medicine -- United States.
Families of military personnel -- Services for -- United States -- Evaluation.
Mental illness -- United States -- Prevention.
Public health -- United States -- Evaluation.
Soldiers -- Mental health services -- United States -- Evaluation.
Veterans -- Mental health services -- United States -- Evaluation.
Mental Disorders -- prevention & control.
Veterans -- psychology.
Evidence-Based Practice.
Family Relations.
Mental Health Services.
Program Evaluation.
United States.
Genre/Form Technical reports.
Form Electronic book
Author Denning, Laura Aiuppa, editor
Meisnere, Marc, editor
Warner, Kenneth E., 1947- editor
ISBN 0309297168 (electronic bk.)
9780309297165 (electronic bk.)