Military mental health: Myths and Realities
Professor Sir Simon Wessely
Professor of Psychological Medicine and Vice Dean of the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London
Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist at Kings College Hospital and Maudsley Hospital
Ten years have passed since the start of the Iraq war. But what has been the impact of this on the mental health of the UK servicemen and women who have served there? Are they, as some claim, all depressed, demoralised, dangerous and drug addicted? Is there a bow wave or tidal wave of problems heading our way? Professor Sir Simon Wessely will look at what we know about the mental health consequences and what perhaps we might expect in the future.
This lecture is open to all, pre-registration is not required.