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What is the impact on mental health and well-being of military service in general and deployment in particular? A UK perspective 

What is the impact on mental health and well-being of military service in general and deployment in particular? A UK perspective
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What is the impact on mental health and well-being of military service in general and deployment in particular? A UK perspective
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Nicola T. Fear

, Josefin Sundin

, and Simon Wessely

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199683901.003.0006
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date: 21 October 2020

This chapter reviews the importance of mental health in occupational settings, and looks at the specific occupation of serving in the Armed Forces. The overall strategy of the King’s Centre for Military Health Research (KCMHR) is described, presenting the main results from its work to date examining the health and well-being of the UK military. These results are set in the context of the UK general population and the US military. The chapter also challenges some of the myths that exist around the health and well-being of serving and ex-service personnel.

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