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Veteran Psychiatry in the US

Optimizing Clinical Outcomes

  • Elspeth Cameron Ritchie
  • Maria D. Llorente

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Overview of the VA and Military

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Elspeth Cameron Ritchie, Harold Stephen Kudler, Robert L. Koffman
      Pages 3-7
  3. Clinical Issues—General

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. David A. Jobes, Leslie A. Haddock, Michael R. Olivares
      Pages 51-71
    3. Elspeth Cameron Ritchie, Rachel M. Sullivan, Kyle J. Gray
      Pages 73-91
    4. Philip M. Yam, Dinesh Mittal, Ayman H. Fanous
      Pages 113-133
    5. Thomas W. Meeks, Nicole M. Bekman, Nicole M. Lanouette, Kathryn A. Yung, Ryan P. Vienna
      Pages 135-156
    6. Jasmine Carpenter, Shannon Tulk
      Pages 157-168
    7. Mike Colston
      Pages 169-175
    8. Donna L. Ticknor, Antoinette M. Valenti
      Pages 177-190
    9. Marina A. Khusid, Elissa L. Stern, Kathleen Reed
      Pages 191-209
    10. Blessen C. Eapen, Bruno Subbarao
      Pages 211-231
    11. Kaitlin Slaven, Maria D. Llorente
      Pages 233-240
    12. John T. Little, Bryan A. Llorente, Maria D. Llorente
      Pages 265-279

About this book


This volume explores the unique psychiatric needs of active and former military personnel and offers clinical pearls for the optimal delivery of care for these individuals. Written by experts in military and veteran psychiatry, this book addresses the most common issues in military and veteran patients, including depression, traumatic brain injury, posttraumatic stress disorder, substance use disorder, homelessness, and suicidality.  Chapters highlight the characteristics of veterans suffering from each disorder that requires special treatment, making it a valuable resource for both military and civilian clinicians.


Veteran Psychiatry in the US is a valuable resource for all mental health clinicians working with or seeking to work with veterans, including psychiatrists, neurologists, primary care physicians, psychologists, counselors, social workers, nurses, residents, and all others.


Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Traumatic Brain Injury Homelessness in veteran populations Aging veterans Substance use disorder

Editors and affiliations

  • Elspeth Cameron Ritchie
    • 1
  • Maria D. Llorente
    • 2
  1. 1.Mental Health Community Based OutpatientGeorgetown University, Mental Health Community Based OutpatientSilver SpringUSA
  2. 2.Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington DC VA Medical Center, Department of PsychiatryWashington, DCUSA

About the editors

Elspeth Cameron Ritchie, MD, MPH
Chair Department of Psychiatry
Medstar Washington Hospital Center
Vice Chair and Professor of Psychiatry

Georgetown University School of Medicine
Professor of Psychiatry

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
110 Irving St., N.W.
East Bldg. 3105
Washington, D.C. 20010


Maria D. Llorente, MD
Professor, Georgetown University School of Medicine
Deputy Chief of Staff, Washington DC VA Medical Center
Department of Psychiatry
50 Irving St NW
Washington DC 20042

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Veteran Psychiatry in the US
  • Book Subtitle Optimizing Clinical Outcomes
  • Editors Elspeth Cameron Ritchie
    Maria D. Llorente
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-05383-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-05384-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 354
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Psychiatry
    Clinical Psychology
    Primary Care Medicine
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