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Veterans face distress from ‘warring identities’ on return from deployment

March 11, 2014

Much of the research on post-combat mental health of veterans focuses on problems like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and major depression. A paper co-authored by R. Tyson Smith, visiting assistant professor of sociology, takes an even broader snapshot of returning soldiers’ mental state by focusing instead on the identity conflict many face when transitioning from soldier to civilian life and how that conflict manifests as mental distress. The paper was published in a recent issue of Society and Mental Health.

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/273732.php

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