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1. Introduction
 
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1. Introduction

Summary advice on screening and management of common mental health problems in general practice.

This chapter is designed to provide general practitioners with brief and practical information on common mental health presentations amongst veterans. It comprises a series of summaries that outline screening, advice and referral options. They can easily be used during a 15 minute consultation, or when you need to develop a mental health plan.

The Veteran Mental Health Consultation Companion (VMHC2) is an application for iOS and Android tablet devices, developed by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. It has been designed to assist mental health practitioners in the evidence-based assessment and treatment of their veteran patients. All of the screening tools included in this chapter are available in an interactive format using the app. VMHC2 is free and can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play.

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