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Military and Veteran Mental Health: A Comprehensive Guide

  • Edited By: Laura Weiss Roberts, Christopher H. Warner
  • ISBN: 9781493974368
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • Edition: 1st
  • Publication Date: January 25, 2018
  • Format: Hardback – 471 pages
  • Language: English


This authoritative and comprehensive title is designed to enhance best clinical practices for all healthcare providers who care for military service personnel and veterans. The book is organized into four sections. The first section covers foundational information on the culture and context of health care for members of the US military and veteran population. The second section focuses on systems of care for mental health needs of military and veteran populations. The third section characterizes best practices as well as ethical issues in clinical care for mental health needs of members of the military and veterans. Guidance in relation to a wide range of clinical topics is provided, such as mood disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, combat and operational stress, military sexual assault, psychosis, and sleep disorders. The last section is intended to assist readers in reinforcing their learning through a set of clinical cases with accompanying questions for deeper consideration.  An invaluable resource for all clinicians, allied health personnel, and administrators concerned with the mental health needs of service members and veterans, Military and Veteran Mental Health: A Comprehensive Guide is a gold-standard addition to the literature on military healthcare.

Key Features
  • Developed by renowned editors and authors in the field
  • Replete with timely epidemiological data on all US veteran populations
  • Title is a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive resource on the mental healthcare of US veterans
Table of Contents
  1. Section 1: Foundations of Military and Veteran Mental Health Care
    1. Modern History of Military and Veteran Mental Health Care – Thomas Allen Grieger
    2. The Importance of U.S. Military Cultural Competence – Eric G. Meyer, Gary H. Wynn
    3. The Commitment of the Veterans Health Administration to Mental Health Care for Veterans: Historical Overview and Context – Stuart Gilman, Ruth O’Hara
    4. Resilience in the Military: The Double-Edged Sword of Military Culture – Amy B. Adler, Walter J. Sowden
    5. Psychiatry Graduate Medical Education in Military and Veterans Affairs Training Facilities – Daniel R. May, Patcho N. Santiago, Alan K. Louie, Laura Weiss Roberts
    6. Ethical Considerations of the Practice of Psychiatry in the Military – Brett J. Schneider, John C. Bradley
  2. Section 2: Systems of Care for Mental Health Needs of Military and Veteran Populations
    1. Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense Integrated Systems of Mental Health Care – Samuel L. Preston
    2. Screening for Mental Health Disorders in the Military – Daniel J. Lee, Christopher H. Warner, Charles W. Hoge
    3. Mental Health Command Consultation – Rebecca I. Porter, Danielle K. Clauss
    4. The Perpetrator Hypothesis: Victimization Involving LGBT Service Members – Carl Andrew Castro, Jeremy Goldbach
    5. The Military Mental Health Disability System – Jeffrey Guina, Randon S. Welton, Pamela J. Broderick, Ryan P. Peirson
    6. Vocational Rehabilitation – Charles Drebing, Lisa Mueller, Christopher Waltrous, Walter Penk
    7. Risk Factors, Service Delivery, and Prevention of Veteran Homelessness – Jack Tsai, Robert A. Rosenheck
  3. Section 3: Clinical Care for Mental Health Needs of Military and Veteran Populations
    1. Mood Disorders – Claudia B. Padula, Alicia C. Vanden Bussche, Leanne M. Williams
    2. Understanding and Treating Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Veterans – Shannon McCaslin, Kile M. Ortigo, Erica Simon, Josef I. Ruzek
    3. Combat and Operational Stress – Jill E. Breitbach, Yaron G. Rabinowitz, Christopher H. Warner
    4. Military Sexual Assault – David E. Johnson, Jennifer Yeaw
    5. Ethical Challenges in Treating Detainees and Prisoners of War – Stephen N. Xenakis
    6. Substance Use in Military and Veteran Populations – John D. Hunsaker, Robert Joel Bush
    7. Co-Occurring Substance and Mental Health Disorders – Lantie Jorandby-Quinones, Ellen Edens, Robert Rosenheck
    8. Psychosis: Schizophrenia and Related Disorders – Ronald J. Gurrera, Nicole L. Perry
    9. Mental Health of the Older Veteran – Aazaz Haq, Laura B. Dunn
    10. Traumatic Brain Injury Among U.S. Service Members, Veterans, and their Families – Treven Pickett, Lillian Stevens, Ajit Pai, Nicholas Pastorek
    11. Suicidal Behaviors in Military and Veteran Populations: Risk Factors and Strategies for Prevention and Intervention – Holly B. Herberman Mash, James A. Naifeh, Carol S. Fullerton, Joshua C. Morganstein, Robert J. Ursano
    12. The Role of Sleep in Mental Illness in Veterans and Active Servicemembers – Lisa Talbot, Elizabeth Klingaman, Michelle Primeau, Makoto Kawai, Sophia Pirog, Joshua Jordan, Ruth O’Hara
  4. Section 4: Clinical Cases and Self-Study Questions on Mental Health Needs of Military and Veteran Populations
    1. Clinical Cases and Self-Study Review for the Mental Health of Military and Veteran Populations – Alan K. Louie, Honor Hsin, Kim Bullock, Margaret May, Chase Warren, Laura Weiss Roberts
Editors Biography

Laura Weiss Roberts, MD
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA

Colonel Christopher H. Warner, MD
US Army Medical Department Activity – Fort Stewart, Fort Stewart, GA, USA

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