It often falls to general practitioners to identify and manage service-related mental health problems
It has long been recognised that veterans may experience mental health problems after military deployments, and that these can be overlooked in the context of concern about physical injuries. Primary care practitioners, both military and civilian, are often the first port of call for affected veterans, and are best positioned to assess these patients and commence care when necessary. As over 85% of Australia’s trained forces are male, these health problems are particularly relevant for men’s health.
Publication of your online response is subject to the Medical Journal of Australia's editorial discretion. You will be notified by email within five working days should your response be accepted.