This section brings together free in-depth Continuing Education resources for the Professional community concerned with trauma.
Author(s): William P. Nash, MD
The course Combat Stress Injuries examines the common stressors of operational military deployments, from the merely annoying through the potentially devastating, and places such experiences in their context defined by military cultural values and identity.
The normal process of adaptation to stress is described, and it is contrasted with the injuries that can be inflicted on the mind and brain when adaptive capacities are exceeded. The three major mechanisms of stress injury are listed, and the effects of one of them (traumatic stress) are described in detail.
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