Accession Number:

ADA582861

Title:

UK Armed Forces - Psychological Health and Deployment

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

KINGS COLL LONDON (UNITED KINGDOM) WESTON EDUCATION CENTRE

Report Date:

2011-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

Background Concerns have been raised about the psychological effect of continued combat exposure and of repeated deployments. We examined the consequences of deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan on the mental health of UK Armed Forces from 2003 to 2010 and the effect of multiple deployments. Methods We assessed the prevalence of probable mental disorders in four samples of participants. 1 an post deployment initial study 2003 05 2 a further post deployment study including a follow up of the initial sample 2007-2009 3 a sample of troops deployed to Iraq 2009 and 4 a sample of troops deployed to Afghanistan 2010. Samples 1 and 2 were randomly chosen samples to ensure that they were wholly representative of the UK Armed Forces. All participants completed a questionnaire about their deployment experiences and health outcomes.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE