Accession Number : AD0635737

Title :   PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS IN NAVAL PERSONNEL.

Corporate Author : NAVY MEDICAL NEUROPSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH UNIT SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Arthur, Ransom J.

Report Date : APR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Psychiatric disorders have constituted a major problem for naval medical departments over many generations and throughout the world. This continues to be true today. Amongst mental disease of paramount interest to the military, character and behavior disorders hold pride of place, amounting to 75 per cent of all psychiatric invalidings from the U. S. Navy in 1961. The clinical features of these syndromes as they appear in a naval setting are, unlike those of the psychoses and neuroses, not well described in standard textbooks. A series of prototypic cases of the various types of character disorders in the naval service are delinated in order to illustrate the cardinal features of the syndromes. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NAVAL PERSONNEL, *PSYCHIATRY), (*MENTAL DISORDERS, NAVAL PERSONNEL), MILITARY MEDICINE, PERSONALITY

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE