U.S. military enlisted accession mental health screening: history and current practice.

@article{Cardona2007USME,
  title={U.S. military enlisted accession mental health screening: history and current practice.},
  author={Robert Andrew Cardona and Elspeth Cameron Ritchie},
  journal={Military medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={172 1},
  pages={31-5}
}
Through the stimulus of war and concerns about neuropsychiatric disability, the U.S. military developed methods to rapidly screen the mental health of World War I and II draftees. Intelligence testing and brief psychiatric screening expanded the accession physical examination and underwent revision to identify only gross mental health disability. Supplemental psychiatric evaluations and written psychological screening tools were abandoned after postwar assessments; they demonstrated poor… CONTINUE READING

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