Stress, mental health, and cognition: a brief review of relationships and countermeasures.

  title={Stress, mental health, and cognition: a brief review of relationships and countermeasures.},
  author={Melba C. Stetz and Maria L. Thomas and Michael B. Russo and Thomas Stetz and Robert M. Wildzunas and Joshua J McDonald and Brenda K. Wiederhold and James A. Romano},
  journal={Aviation, space, and environmental medicine},
  volume={78 5 Suppl},
Today's network-centric battlefield environment is highly stressful and cognitively demanding. Many warfighters are feeling overwhelmed and end up being medically evacuated from theater due to mental health problems [i.e., post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression]. Of a sample of troops evacuated for psychiatric reasons, 21% (106 out of 509) had psychiatric histories prior to deploying to the theater of operations. Most cases were either related to stress (i.e., PTSD, n - 33, 310… CONTINUE READING


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