The psychological health of the UK Armed Forces

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The mental health of the United Kingdom Armed Forces is a ‘hot topic’. It is rare that a week goes by without a high profile media article or a senior politician commenting on the topic. However, whilst the research efforts which have investigated the psychological wellbeing of the UK Armed Forces are considerable, the results of these studies are not always well understood. The aim of this lecture is to provide an evidence based overview of the health of the UK Armed Forces in order to both identify the emerging issues and also to dispel some of the common myths.

This is part of a special series of lectures in collaboration with the Institute of Psychiatry.  Other lectures in this series on the Public Understanding of Psychiatry during this academic year include the following:
      Progress on the road to curing motor neuron disease
      Brain reconstruction
      Tracking the health of 1,000 children from birth to maturity

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This event was on Thu, 03 May 2012

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Professor Neil Greenberg

Surgeon Commander, Royal Navy; Defence Professor of Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London.

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