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Gulf War and Health: Volume 8: Update of Health Effects of Serving in the Gulf War

Gulf War and Health: Volume 8: Update of Health Effects of Serving in the Gulf War (Hardback)

By Institute of Medicine
By Board on the Health of Select Populations
By Committee on Gulf War and Health: Health Effects of Serving in the Gulf War, Update 2009

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For the United States, the 1991 Persian Gulf War was a brief and successful military operation with few injuries and deaths. However, soon after returning from duty, a large number of veterans began reporting health problems they believed were associated with their service in the... Gulf. At the request of Congress, the IOM is conducting an ongoing review of the evidence to determine veterans' long-term health problems and what might be causing those problems. The fourth volume in the series, released in 2006, summarizes the long-term health problems seen in Gulf War veterans. In 2008, the IOM began an update to look at existing health problems and identify possible new ones, considering evidence collected since the initial summary. In this report, the IOM determines that Gulf War service causes post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and that service is associated with multisymptom illness; gastrointestinal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome; alcohol and other substance abuse; and anxiety disorders and other psychiatric disorders. To ensure that our veterans receive the best possible care, now and in the future, the government should continue to monitor their health and conduct research to identify the best treatments to assist Gulf War veterans still suffering from persistent, unexplained illnesses.
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ISBN 9780309149211
Released NZ 15 Jun 2010
Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780309149211
Stock Available
Status Showing available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days
Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
Imprint National Academies Press
Released 15 Jun 2010
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Institute of Medicine
By Board on the Health of Select Populations
By Committee on Gulf War and Health: Health Effects of Serving in the Gulf War, Update 2009
Category Asian / Middle Eastern history: postwar, from c 1945 -
Military History
Battles & Campaigns
Public Health & Preventive Medicine
Number of Pages 318
Dimensions Width: 216mm
Height: 279mm
Dewey Code 956.70442
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Medical Nursing & Ancillary Services
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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