publication . Article . 2003

Management of mental illness by the British Army

Neal, Leigh; Kiernan, Matt; Hill, David; McManus, Frank; Turner, Mark;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2003 Journal: British Journal of Psychiatry, volume 182, pages 337-341 (issn: 0007-1250, eissn: 1472-1465, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Country: United Kingdom
<jats:sec><jats:title>Background</jats:title><jats:p>The Ministry of Defence has its own hospital for soldiers requiring admission for mental health problems.</jats:p></jats:sec><jats:sec><jats:title>Aims</jats:title><jats:p>To assess the efficiency of the army psychiatric hospital at restoring patients to full active duty. To assess whether a new military training and rehabilitation unit (MTRU) that emphasises military-skills training, improves outcome.</jats:p></jats:sec><jats:sec><jats:title>Method</jats:title><jats:p>A 2-year, inception-cohort outcome study of hospital in-patients. A 12-month, case-matched, ‘before and after’ outcome study compared MTRU pati...
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