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Veterans and Military Family Health


Service members and veterans face some different health issues from civilians. Their families also face some unique challenges. Families may have to cope with

  • Separation from their loved ones
  • Anxiety over loved ones' safety in combat zones
  • Illnesses and injuries from combat, including disabilities
  • Mental health effects of military service, including post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Family issues such as disruptions in parenting
  • Caregiver stress

Learn More

  • (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) Also in
  • (TRICARE Management Activity)
  • (National Center for PTSD) - PDF
  • (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • (Department of Veterans Affairs)

Related Issues

  • (Department of Defense)
  • (Department of Defense)
  • (Veterans Health Administration)

Clinical Trials

  • From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)

Journal Articles References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)


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