When people think of mental illness in the military it is unsurprising that many of them think of Post-Traumatic
Stress Disorder (PTSD), formerly known as shell shock. Whilst this may not be the most commonly occurring condition in those who have served, it’s the one the general public tend to associate with the armed forces. For this reason, we have decided to publish this guide focusing on PTSD in the military, which can be read independently, or in conjunction with our guide on mental health in the armed forces.