Military deployment: the impact on children and family adjustment and the need for care

Current Opinion in Psychiatry:
July 2009 – Volume 22 – Issue 4 – p 369-373
McFarlane, Alexander C

Purpose of review: Over a million children and their families have now experienced the stress of the deployment of a family member during the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Whereas there is an extensive clinical literature about the developmental challenges facing children and issues of family adjustment, there is a lack of systematic research. This review summarizes the findings of recent publications.


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