New & Noteworthy – US Army Psychiatry in the Vietnam War

US Army Psychiatry in the Vietnam War: New Challenges in Extended Counterinsurgency Warfare Norman M. Camp, Borden Institute (U.S.), issuing body

Fort Sam Houston, Texas : Borden Institute, 2014
Washington, DC : For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office

In print STLib Fed Docs D 104.2:P 95

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During Vietnam War (1965-1973), the US Army suffered a severe breakdown in soldier morale and discipline in Vietnam — matthers that are not only at the heart of military leadership, but also ones that overlap with the mission of Army psychiatry. The psychosocial strain on deployed soldiers and their leaders in Vietnam, especially during the second half of the war, produced a wide array of individual and group symptoms that thoroughly tested Army psychiatrists and mental health colleagues there.

This book seeks to consolidate a history of the military psychiatric experience in Vietnam through assembling and synthesizing extant information from a wide variety of sources documenting the success and failure of Army’s psychiatry in responding to the psyschiatric and behavioral problems that changed and expanded as the war became protracted and bitterly controversial.

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