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The submarine fleet, due to the specifics of the tasks it solves, possessing an important feature of covert and unattainable carrying of a significant strategic defensive potential, including nuclear, is one of the main strongholds of state security. The design features of submarines, the closed and limited internal space with a high concentration of complex technical devices, information and social isolation, constant danger to life create extremely intense and stressful conditions for the activities of submariners. Therefore, ensuring the combat readiness of submariners is one of the main tasks of the regional center for psychological work (Northern Fleet).

Specialists of the regional center for psychological work of the Northern Fleet provide psychological support for the personnel of the 24th division of nuclear submarines of the submarine forces. Psychological support for the safety of the crew service is implemented, inter alia, with the help of medical and psychological rehabilitation of personnel. After completing special tasks associated with a high psychological load, psychologists, together with the medical service, implement a set of medical and psychological measures within the framework of sanatorium treatment in the organizations of the Russian Ministry of Defense, aimed at restoring the working capacity of submariners. The indications for medical and psychological rehabilitation are determined by the specialists of the psychological service of the Northern Fleet based on the results of a psychological examination, an assessment of the degree of fatigue and the level of combat capability of submariners. More than 120 servicemen of submarine crews of the 24th division of the submarine forces of the Northern Fleet were sent for sanatorium treatment in order to prevent post-stress conditions.

Control over the provision of medical and psychological rehabilitation is an urgent task of the psychologists of the Northern Fleet.

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