Meeting the Chemical Threat Psychiatric Casualties in a Chemical Environment
ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD BIOMEDICAL LAB
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If the modern battlefield includes the use of chemical weapons, many new difficulties will arise in the provision of health care, particularly mental health care. The chemical threat may be viewed from both a historical and modern point of view. The status of antidote research is of great concern. Finally the peculiar psychiatric problems which might be foreseen in a chemical environment will be presented. These problems arise from stress reactions, high or low level exposures to anticholinesterases, and high or low level exposures to anticholinergic antidote compounds.
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare