Mental Health Advice Book

DVA has developed this advice book to assist health practitioners to deliver the most effective mental health treatments for veterans. It draws upon the latest Australian and international best practice guidelines for the treatment of common mental health problems.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1 - About veterans & families

1.1 - Understanding the veteran experience

1.2 - Impact of veterans' experiences on their families

2 - GP advice summaries

3 - Assessment and treatment

3.1 - Depressive disorders

3.2 - Anxiety disorders

3.3 - Trauma and stressor related disorders

3.4 - Somatic symptom disorders

3.5 - Substance use disorders

3.6 - Complicated Grief

3.7 - Associated complaints

3.8 - Cognitive impairment

3.9 - Comorbidity and case formulation

Appendices A-L