Military-related mental health morbidities

A neurobiological approach

Authored by: Shobit Garg , Jyoti Mishra

The Routledge International Handbook of Military Psychology and Mental Health

Print publication date:  December  2019
Online publication date:  December  2019

Print ISBN: 9780367237066
eBook ISBN: 9780429281266
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A neurobiological approach, as it pertains to psychology and behavior, is a basic physiologically based understanding of the chemical and electrical dynamics brought upon by genetic underpinnings or environmental conditions. This approach to understanding military-related psychological morbidities like combat stress (most importantly post-traumatic stress disorder) or substance abuse would be helpful in gaining insight into the developmental model. Studying military-related severe mental health issues like suicide, traumatic brain injuries or sleeping disorders from a neurobiological perspective would help us to understand the related psychopathology from etiology to complete clinical expression and design better prevention-based treatment models.

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