A system of mental health care in The Veterans of The United States in the context of people affected by MST
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Science Department, Military University of Technology in Warsaw, Poland
Submission date: 2023-04-25
Final revision date: 2023-05-05
Acceptance date: 2023-05-08
Online publication date: 2023-05-17
Publication date: 2023-05-17
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Jolanta Marzena Połeć   

science departament, Military University of Technology in Warsaw,, gen. Sylwestra Kaliskiego 2, 00–908, Warsaw, Poland
Przegląd Nauk o Obronności 2023;(16):16-27
The research purpose of this article is to describe the mode of operation of the mental health care system for veterans in the United States, in particular the treatment of people suffering from MST.

The main method used in this study is a systematic review of international literature and websites on the US Department of Veterans Affairs health care system in the context of people affected by MST.

The analysis allowed to determine the importance of the health care system in the US Department of Veterans Affairs, in particular those suffering from MST.

The highly developed system of psychiatric care for ill veterans in the United States is the result of the enormous international activity of one of the most powerful armies in the world. The American army achieved its status mainly through participation in peacekeeping and military operations abroad. Due to the high involvement of American soldiers in various types of missions, the vast number of cases related to psychological trauma in particular of MST. It became reasonable to introduce legal regulations and create an extensive healthcare system for people with veteran status. In order to care for a group of nearly 19 million people, the United States created an integrated state system of care for veterans and their families. The article presents two clinical cases that highlight the problem of MST mental health disorders that affect not only the veterans, but also their families.

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