The wounds described in 'Invisible Wounds of War'; are, of course, the mental health problems of military personnel; specifically, the book summarises a study of US personnel deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan ... Its strength lies in a comprehensive and clearly defined review that is well distilled into key facts... Overall, this is not the easiest of reads, but it is doubtful one would expect a cocktail of mental health, geopolitics, and health economics to be so. What it does well is advance a set of problems, attempt to quantify them, and to suggest how the state may be able to address them. This has to be a core text for anybody in the field of military mental health, its lessons are universally applicable.
he Lancet, Vol 372, November 15, 2008
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A comprehensive study of the post-deployment health-related needs associated with post-traumatic stress disorder, major depression, and traumatic brain injury among servicemembers returning from Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.