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Military Psychiatry

WithMartin Deahl

The UK armed forces, approximately 200,000 strong, represent a small but important minority group. There are also more than 2,000,000 service veterans in the United Kingdom, and most psychiatrists will encounter serving or ex-service personnel and their families. A basic understanding of the armed forces is necessary to adequately assess these individuals, particularly when deciding the extent to which mental health problems are attributable to military experience.