URL of this page: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/veteransandmilitaryfamilyhealth.html

Veterans and Military Family Health

Summary

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

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Prevention/Screening

Related Issues

Specific Conditions

Tutorials

  • Families & Friendships (Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health & Traumatic Brain Injury)
  • Families with Kids (Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health & Traumatic Brain Injury)

Finance and Policy

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