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Subject: TREATMENT OF COMBAT STRESS IN MASS CASUALTIES                   

Box ID: BX001433

Unit: 24TH ID     

Parent  Organization: XVIII CORPS 

Folder Title: HOSPITAL REPORTS                                                                                

Folder Seq #:        450

Document Number:          4

Document Date: 

Scan Date: 03-JUN-1996









            The objectives of the above treatment modalities are to:

                Prevent Battle Fatigue (BF) through control of stressors

                Identify and provide early intervention for stress or
                neuropsychiatric disorders

                Maximize RTD and BFC

                Minimize Misconduct Combat Stress Behavior (MCSB) and
                subsequent post traumatic stress disorders

    6. The 24th ID (M) has 2 91G's (Behavioral Science Specialist)
    assigned to each Forward Support Battalion. Behavioral Science
    Specialists are trained to conduct mental status evaluations and to
    make provisional diagnosis. These soldiers are highly skilled and
    well trained by the Academy of Health Science in Fort Sam Houston,
    Texas. They are clinically supervised by the Division Psychiatrist,
    Psychologist, and Social Worker. Upon completion of a mental status
    evaluation the 9IG will determine if further evaluation is necessary.
    If further referral is required soldiers should be sent to the
    Division Mental Health Team Section. The Division Mental Health is
    responsible for assisting the Command Section with the management of
    active intervention, early recognition and the management programs
    which will maximize RTD'S. Far - forward care of Battle Fatigue
    Casualties (BFC) is the cornerstone of this effort.

    7. Control of Combat Stress is often the decisive factor between
    victory and defeat.

    8. Summary. The Combat Stress Threat has the potential to be a "war
    - stopper." In high or low intensity conflict Battle Fatigue
    Casualties can cripple your units mission. Misconduct Stress
    reactions will undermine the ability of the unit to accomplish their
    objectives and decrease their will to persevere. An effective Combat
    Stress Control program implemented at all levels by Unit Leadership,
    Medical Units, Chaplains, and especially when facilitated by
ill assure
    we are the "Stoppers," not the "Stopped."

    9. POC, lLT Campbell, Division Surgeon's Office, 9-7662-144.


                                          J. BENJAMIN HALL/Division Surgeon

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Document 12 f:/Week-22/BX001433/HOSPITAL REPORTS/treatment of combat stress in mass casualties:06219615521917
Control Fields 17
File Room = may96_declassified
File Cabinet = Week-22
Box ID = BX001433
Unit = 24TH ID
Parent Organization = XVIII CORPS
Folder Title = HOSPITAL REPORTS
Folder Seq # = 450
Subject = TREATMENT OF COMBAT STRESS IN MASS CASUALTIES
Document Seq # = 17
Document Date =
Scan Date = 03-JUN-1996
Queued for Declassification = 01-JAN-1980
Short Term Referral = 01-JAN-1980
Long Term Referral = 01-JAN-1980
Permanent Referral = 01-JAN-1980
Non-Health Related Document = 01-JAN-1980
Declassified = 21-JUN-1996