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The purpose of this course is to provide health and mental health professionals with an appreciation of the impact of military service on patient health as well as the skills necessary to effectively identify and intervene for these patients. In addition, members of the public may use this course to enhance their personal knowledge of the subject matter presented.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
1. Outline the demographics of the U.S. current and former military personnel and the need to screen for military service in health and mental health care. 2. Describe risk factors for and the presentation of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in military veterans. 3. Discuss the impact of depression and suicide in veterans. 4. Evaluate the impact of other various mental health issues common in veterans and their families, including violence and intermittent explosive disorder. 5. Identify issues that may arise during reintegration and readjustment following deployment and the need for appropriate referral to services available to veterans and their families.
This 2-hour continuing education course is available for download for professional development; if continuing education credit is desired, please see instructions included in eBook.