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J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv. 2014 Apr;52(4):27-30. doi: 10.3928/02793695-20140304-01.

The well-being of children from military families.

Abstract

Since 2001, the rapid pace of deployments of military personnel who are parents has created additional concern for the emotional and behavioral health of their children. Repeated deployments create prolonged periods of uncertainty and an increased sense of danger on the part of children and at-home spouses. Children of all ages have higher rates of anxiety and depressive symptoms. Academic problems for children of deployed parents also occur more frequently. The psychological stress of both at-home and deployed parents is associated with the child's level of emotional distress. Awareness of the possibility of greater challenges facing military families today is warranted to identify distress and referral to treatment.

PMID:
24702285
DOI:
10.3928/02793695-20140304-01
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