Mental Health Disorders in the United States Veteran Population


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About the Course
Veterans have been involved in wars for decades. Recent research indicates there are approximately 19 million veterans. The population includes veterans from World War II to the Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom eras. Because wars have been a fact of life for so much of history, war-related mental health issues have also been around for much of history and may have been left untreated based on lack of resources, stigma, and case complexity. Therefore, the purpose of this education program is to assist the learner in recognizing mental health disorders, the disorders’ psychosocial effects, and treatment options for veterans and their families.  

Learning Outcomes 
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to: 

  • Identify three common mental health disorders in veterans.
  • Differentiate between the common mental health disorders in veterans.
  • Discuss psychosocial effects mental health has on veterans.
  • Describe the effects a veteran’s mental health has on their family.
  • Evaluate veterans utilizing appropriate screening tools.
  • Explain treatment interventions for mental health disorders.

About the Author
Daphne Essex, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FNP-C, is a professionally trained family and psychiatric nurse practitioner in Alabama. She has worked as a nurse practitioner for more than 20 years and has vast experience as a nurse educator. She serves in the military (Air Force and Alabama Air National Guard) and has firsthand knowledge of the importance of mental healthcare for veterans. 

How to Receive Credit 

  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 2-hour commitment of time. 
  • At the end of the course, answer the Yes/No Affirmation question to indicate that you have completed the educational activity. 
  • Specific to Florida: A mandatory Final Examination with a passing score of 70% or higher is required. Exam questions link content to the course Learning Objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention. 
  • Provide required personal and payment information. 
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation. 
  • Print your Certificate of Completion. 

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
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Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement 
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The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. 

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