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dc.contributor.authorPeach, Hedley G.en
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-24T04:46:44Zen
dc.date.available2013-01-24T04:46:44Zen
dc.date.issued2006en
dc.identifier.govdoc00182en
dc.identifier.issn0300-8495en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11054/198en
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Vietnam veterans' war experiences have adversely affected their own mental health and that of one in 3 partners and one in 4-6 of their dependents, many of whom are reluctant to seek help. OBJECTIVE: This article reviews the health problems suffered by families of Australia's Vietnam veterans and discusses what the future might hold for these families, what the implications might be for families of veterans of more recent conflicts, and how general practitioners and divisions of general practice might help. DISCUSSION: Mental illness of veterans' dependents may increase their risk of cardiovascular and other physical diseases, and their children's risk of psychological problems. Caring for veterans as they age may further strain the mental health of one in 3-4 partners and jeopardise their role as grandparents. General practitioners can help by paying attention to the mental health of veterans and their dependents, working with the families, providing education and support, assessing the need for individual or family counselling, encouraging veterans' dependents to use universal or Department of Veterans' Affairs services, and building dependent's and grandchildren's resilience.en
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dc.publisherRoyal Australian College of General Practitionersen
dc.relation.urihttp://www.racgp.org.au/afp/200608/10455en
dc.titleAustralia's Vietnam veterans: a review.en
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.type.specifiedArticleen
dc.bibliographicCitation.titleAustralian Family Physicianen
dc.bibliographicCitation.volume35en
dc.bibliographicCitation.issue8en
dc.bibliographicCitation.stpage619en
dc.bibliographicCitation.endpage622en
dc.publisher.placeMelbourneen
dc.subject.healththesaurusVIETNAM VETERANSen
dc.subject.healththesaurusMENTAL HEALTHen
dc.subject.healththesaurusFAMILIESen
dc.date.issuedbrowse2006-01-01en
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