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Medical News & Perspectives
August 13, 2008

Redeployments Strain Military Families

JAMA. 2008;300(6):644. doi:10.1001/jama.300.6.644

Washington, DC—With US military interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan now in their fifth and sixth years, respectively, active duty, reserve, and National Guard service members and their families face increasing stress from repeated deployments, said Stephen Cozza, MD, professor of psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Md.

Cozza, who is an associate director of the University's Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (http://www.centerforthestudyoftraumaticstress.org/), spoke at a workshop on children and trauma at the American Psychiatric Association’s annual meeting in May.