Military deployment: the impact on children and family adjustment and the need for care

@article{McFarlane2009MilitaryDT,
  title={Military deployment: the impact on children and family adjustment and the need for care},
  author={Alexander C. McFarlane},
  journal={Current Opinion in Psychiatry},
  year={2009},
  volume={22},
  pages={369–373}
}
  • A. McFarlane
  • Published 1 July 2009
  • Psychology
  • Current Opinion in Psychiatry
Purpose of review Over a million children and their families have now experienced the stress of the deployment of a family member during the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Whereas there is an extensive clinical literature about the developmental challenges facing children and issues of family adjustment, there is a lack of systematic research. This review summarizes the findings of recent publications. Recent findings Some veterans develop posttraumatic stress disorder as a consequence of… 
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