Management of mental illness by the British Army

  title={Management of mental illness by the British Army},
  author={Leigh Anthony Neal and Matthew Donal Kiernan and David Hill and Frank B McManus and Mark A. Turner},
  journal={British Journal of Psychiatry},
  pages={337 - 341}
  • L. NealM. Kiernan M. Turner
  • Published 1 April 2003
  • Medicine, Psychology, Political Science
  • British Journal of Psychiatry
Background The Ministry of Defence has its own hospital for soldiers requiring admission for mental health problems. Aims To assess the efficiency of the army psychiatric hospital at restoring patients to full active duty. To assess whether a new military training and rehabilitation unit (MTRU) that emphasises military-skills training, improves outcome. Method A 2-year, inception-cohort outcome study of hospital in-patients. A 12-month, case-matched, ‘before and after’ outcome study compared… 

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