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Military Psychiatry

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As the fighting in Iraq comes to an end, soldiers will return home to their normal routines. How will their war experiences change them? And how can mental health professionals help soldiers put the war behind them? In this hour, we'll look at the effects of war on the mental health of fighting men and women.

Guests:

Dr. Jonathan Shay
* Author, Odysseus in America: Combat Trauma and the Trials of Homecoming (Scribner, 2002)
* Staff Psychiatrist, Department of Veteran's Affairs Outpatient Clinic Boston, Massachusetts

Ben Shephard
* Author, A War of Nerves: Soldiers and Psychiatrists in the Twentieth Century (Harvard University Press, 2000)

Lt. Colonel Elspeth Cameron Ritchie
* Psychiatrist, Medical Corps
* Program Director, Mental Health Policy and Women's Issues Office of the Assistant Defense Secretary (Health Affairs), Falls Church, Va.

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