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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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  • 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)

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