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Neuropsychology and clinical health psychology in the UK Ministry of Defence
  1. Imogen Sturgeon-Clegg1,
  2. H Hurn1 and
  3. M McCauley2
  1. 1 Defence Clinical Psychology Service, Ministry of Defence, London, UK
  2. 2 Defence Clinical Psychology Service, Ministry of Defence, UK & School of Psychology, Trinity College, University of Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  1. Correspondence to Dr Imogen Sturgeon-Clegg, Defence Clinical Psychology Service, Ministry of Defence, London, UK; drimogen{at}outlook.com

Abstract

Neuropsychological testing has been used in a wide range of applications across military settings, including the selection of personnel to engage in covert operations, battlefield assessment and rehabilitation following blast exposure, traumatic brain injury, other neurological conditions and assessment of malingering. Over recent decades, military psychologists have helped to shape the advances in assessing and remediating the psychological sequela that is associated with operationally related neurological and other physical injuries. This paper will present an overview of some of the neuropsychological and related services within the UK Armed Forces, which are provided to service personnel with traumatic brain and other physical injuries.

  • military
  • psychology
  • health
  • neuropsychology
  • mTBI
  • rehabilitation
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  • Contributors ISC made a written contribution (about DMRC) and has contributed to the editing of the document before and after it was reviewed. HH has made a written contribution (about mTBI and neuropsychology services at DMRC) and was consulted during the editing process. MMcC has made a written contribution (about the history of military psychology) and has contributed to the editing process before and after it was reviewed.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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