A critical review of psychological debriefing: the management of psychological health after traumatic experiences

J R Nav Med Serv. 2001;87(3):158-61.


Psychological debriefing cannot be considered safe and thus it should not be routinely used. There is evidence to suggest that risk assessment for adverse psychological outcomes after traumatic events may be a useful management strategy. This process is ongoing with the Royal Marines and is being evaluated.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Crisis Intervention*
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Humans
  • Military Personnel
  • Risk Assessment
  • Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic / prevention & control*