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Caring for Returning Veterans



This section is for Researchers, Providers, & Helpers

This section is for Researchers, Providers, and Helpers

Continuing Education

This section brings together free in-depth Continuing Education resources for the Professional community concerned with trauma.

Caring for Returning Veterans

  • Date Created: 01/ 2/2013
  • Time to Complete: 1 hour
  • Credits: ACCME
  • Skill Level: Intermediate

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Caring for Returning Veterans Author(s):

Terence M. Keane, PhD


Terence M. Keane, PhD, chaired a discussion among experts about the challenges that returning Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans face in receiving treatment for mental health conditions, including PTSD. This panel addressed services needed to help Veterans and family members upon return from deployment.

The article presents the panel discussion which frames the concerns for returning Veterans and highlights the importance of information sharing between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DOD). The important ways that employers and community members can assist are also discussed.

This 2013 article is from the COMMENTARY section of The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 74(1): "Caring for Returning Veterans: Meeting Mental Health Needs."

Goals and Objectives

After studying the Commentary article, you should be able to:

  • Discuss PTSD with your patients who are Veterans and their families.
  • Recognize symptoms of PTSD in your patients who are Veterans and develop a treatment plan.
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