Predeployment and in-theater diagnoses of American military personnel serving in Iraq.

@article{Larson2011PredeploymentAI,
  title={Predeployment and in-theater diagnoses of American military personnel serving in Iraq.},
  author={Gerald E. Larson and Paul S. Hammer and Terry L. Conway and Emily A. Schmied and Michael R. Galarneau and Paula J. Konoske and Jennifer Webb-Murphy and Kimberly J. Schmitz and Nathan K. Edwards and Douglas C. Johnson},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  year={2011},
  volume={62 1},
  pages={
          15-21
        }
}
OBJECTIVE This purpose of this study was to determine the incidence and types of preexisting mental disorders among military personnel who received mental health services in an Iraqi war zone. METHODS The study examined psychiatric histories of 1,078 American military personnel (Marines, 65%; Army, 23%; Navy, 11%; and Air Force, <1%) deployed to Iraq and seen by in-theater mental health providers between January 2006 and February 2007. RESULTS Among the 1,078 patients, the most frequent in… CONTINUE READING

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