This study examines the relationship between psychiatric status and work impairment among OEF/OIF veterans enrolled in VA healthcare. In practice, mental health services are a high priority for the Veterans Administration, which is now focused on integrating behavioral health services into primary care so OEF/OIF veterans face fewer obstacles in obtaining and sustaining psychiatric care. In policy, policymakers should integrate veterans’ health programs with systematic assessment functioning, and develop treatment geared towards addressing impaired job performance. Suggestions for future study include focusing on whether workers with depression and other psychiatric conditions participate fully in the labor market and function effectively on the job.
Adler, D. A., Possemato, K., Mavandadi, S., Lerner, D., Chang, H., Klaus, J., Tew, J. D., Barrett, D., Ingram, E., & Oslin, D. W. (2011). Psychiatric status and work performance of veterans of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Psychiatric Services, 62(1), 39–46. https://doi.org/10.1176/ps.62.1.pss6201_0039
Mental and Social Health | Mental Disorders | Military and Veterans Studies | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Psychiatry and Psychology | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Veterans, Mental health, Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF), Work functioning, Work impairment, Employment, Research brief
Veterans--Employment--United States; Psychiatric rating scales
Employment and Economic Opportunity
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, "Research Brief: "Psychiatric Status and Work Performance of Veterans of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom"" (2012). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 335.
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