Developments in Mental Health Law

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 1, January

Combat-Related PTSD: Scope of the Current Problem, Understanding Effective Treatment, and Barriers to Care
Abstract (1) Since 2001, more than 1.9 million United States troops have deployed in support of Operations Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Iraqi Freedom (OIF). While the majority of these troops function well despite repeated and prolonged deployments,...
Exit Wounds: Current Issues Pertaining to Combat-Related PTSD of Relevance to the Legal System
(1) Abstract Written for those in the mental health and legal communities dealing with war veterans embroiled in the criminal justice system, this Article presents an overview of current issues pertaining to the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment...
Reviving the "Vietnam Defense": Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Criminal Responsibility in a Post-Iraq/Afghanistan World
I. Introduction The Vietnam War was a conflict in many ways unlike anything American soldiers had ever seen before. It was an unfamiliar kind of war, fought in unfamiliar terrain, for an objective that was all too often unclear to those asked to...
To Hell and Back: Evolution of Combat-Related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Abstract Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is the psychiatric diagnosis now given to a set of reactive symptoms that result from experiencing a traumatic event or a series of such events. This Article will focus on the history of combat-related...
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