The psychosocial effects of combat: the frequently unseen injury.

  title={The psychosocial effects of combat: the frequently unseen injury.},
  author={Kathryn M Gaylord},
  journal={Critical care nursing clinics of North America},
  volume={18 3},
The psychosocial issues related to deployment and combat duty are complex. Deployment may result in psychiatric casualties that are either the result of inadequate coping with the stressors of deployment or acute stress reactions caused by the trauma of battle, that is, combat stress reactions. Combat duty is associated with traumatic events, deprivation, and exposure to war atrocities that may result in acute, delayed or chronic psychosocial issues during and afer returning from deployment… CONTINUE READING

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