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  • Treating Mental Health Conditions in Military Families

    Dr. Elspeth Ritchie discusses mental health conditions commonly seen in military personnel and their families while suggesting appropriate interventions.
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Caring for Military Service Members and Veterans
Caring for Military Service Members and Veterans
Caring for Military Family Members
Caring for Military Family Members
Resources for Patients
About This Initiative

This resource was developed by Medscape Education in support of Joining Forces, a national initiative to mobilize all sectors of American society to aid military service members and their families. Post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury are common in combat veterans; many service members and their families face additional mental health challenges in coping with long or multiple deployments.

Through original education programming and links to existing resources, Medscape aims to improve clinicians' awareness of the healthcare challenges faced by service members and veterans and their families and to improve clinicians' capacity to screen, diagnose, treat, and refer appropriately for these conditions.

What percentage of your practice population is made of up of servicemembers, veterans or their families?
More than 30%
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Advisory Board
  • Tina Atherall, LMSW, Executive Vice President, Hope for the Warriors, New York, New York
  • Stephen J. Cozza, MD, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland
  • Michael DeFalco, PsyD, Director of Adult and Military Services, Director of Military Wellness Program, Holliswood Hospital, Queens, New York
  • Harold Kudler, MD, Associate Clinical Professor, Duke University; Associate Director, VA Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Centers, Durham, North Carolina
  • Elspeth C. Ritchie, MD, MPH, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland; Chief Clinical Officer, Office of Mental Health, Washington, DC
  • Richard H. Weisler, MD, Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine; Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina