Accession Number : ADA165011


Title :   U.S. Air Force Combat Psychiatry.


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan 79-Jun 85,


Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX


Personal Author(s) : Jones,David R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a165011.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1986


Pagination or Media Count : 44


Abstract : The U.S. Air Force faces the distinct possibility that its bases may be vulnerable to enemy attack. Combat fatigue may thus affect nonfliers, whereas in past conflicts fliers have been the ones affected. This report reviews the literature on the effects of combat: first on fliers, then on nonfliers. The report suggests that flight surgeons use 2 main agents of therapy, rest and the force of their personality, to delay or prevent combat fatigue in fliers. The report also discusses the relevant signs and symptoms, both in fliers and in nonfliers, and ends with a presentation of the principles of Brevity, Immediacy, Centrality, Expectancy, Proximity, and Similicity in dealing with combat fatigue in nonfliers. Keywords: Battle exhaustion; Fear of flying; Combat leadership; Morale; Flight surgeon; Combat psychiatry; Base defense.


Descriptors :   *PILOTS , *FATIGUE , *MILITARY PSYCHOLOGY , *PSYCHIATRY , *EXHAUSTION(PSYCHOLOGICAL) , WARFARE , AIR FORCE , DEFENSE SYSTEMS , LEADERSHIP , ATTACK , VULNERABILITY , MORALE , AIR FORCE PERSONNEL , FLIGHT , AERIAL WARFARE , FEAR , THERAPY , ENEMY , BATTLES , PERSONALITY , FLIGHT SURGEONS , NEUROSES


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Stress Physiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE