The Veterans Health Administration is one of the largest providers of vocational services in the country. Veterans with mental illness commonly experience problems with memory and thinking that may slow entry into vocational services. The present study found that veterans with both mental illness and cognitive impairment experience delays in receiving vocational services compared with those with little or no cognitive impairment. These results suggest that clinicians should identify veterans with both mental illness and cognitive impairment early so that integrated and additional services can be provided.
Volume 48 Number 5, 2011
Pages 597 — 608
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