Building and Translating Evidence Into Smart Policy

Continuing Research Needs for Informing Post-War Mental Health Policy

Published in: World Psychiatry, v. 5, no. 1, Feb. 2006, p. 34-35

Posted on RAND.org on December 31, 2005

by Bradley D. Stein, Terri Tanielian

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There is less empirical information available to guide policymaker and clinician decisions about how best to address the mental health (MH) needs of individuals directly and indirectly affected by war. The authors present some of the research questions which should be addressed so that resources are used in a manner most likely to reduce psychiatric or psychological morbidity.

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