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Dilemmas In The Employment Of Combat Stress-Related Clinical Research – The Imperative Of Prevention

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Prevention against stress overload is important to sustain operational force. Resilience to most types of stress can be trained, yet, some situations e.g. catastrophic losses, moral breakdown, loss of lives, can pose dilemmas that are very difficult to mimic in training situations or anticipate in real life. This chapter reviews dilemmas in the employment of research in the prevention of health disturbances in the aftermath of armed war or conflict. It describes the most frequent seen mental disorders. The chapter shows how deployment and warfare interacts with the psychological trauma, in a cycle that stresses and argues for a moral imperative at prevention across several stages of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention. This makes incidents like Haditha a consequence that we need to better understand in terms of moral constraints. Retaliation can have asymmetrical properties.

Keywords: Haditha; psychological trauma; retaliation; stress overload



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