Combat Stress Control
Figure C-1. Link between combat stress behaviors and
post-traumatic stress disorder
Section II Battle Fatigue and the UMT
Battle fatigue can degrade unit morale and effectiveness.
Commanders and all soldiers need to recognize battle fatigue,
especially the initial signs.
Early detection assures the soldier care and the fighting proficiency
of the unit. (See the list of recognizable signs of battle fatigue on
page C-6.) Battle fatigue symptoms may be light or heavy.
The unit ministry team helps the command identify battle-fatigued
soldiers and provides a treatment plan (see figure C-1). The treatment
plan differs according to the severity of the soldier's symptoms.
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