Predicting mental illness in soldiers

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39037.695984.3A (Published 23 November 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1123

Too broad a conclusion

  1. Matthew P Newton Ede, regimental medical officer, 207 Field Hospital (newtonede@doctors.org.uk),
  2. Su-Wen Goh, senior house officer in psychiatry
  1. 1Meadowbrook Unit, Salford M6 8DD

    We read with interest the article by Rona et al on mental health screening in the armed forces before the Iraq war and prevention of subsequent psychological morbidity.1 We disagree with the conclusion that pre-deployment screening would not have reduced morbidity from common mental illnesses. …

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