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The Increasing Toll of PTSD

Discussion in 'News, Politics & Debates' started by batgirl, May 27, 2007.

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    Here are Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder numbers for troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan since 2002, according to the U.S. Office of Veterans Affairs:

    As of November 2006, 631,000 men and women had served in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts and were no longer on active duty. Of those, 205,097 (87 percent male, 13 percent female) have been seen by the U.S. Veterans Affairs health-care system. Of the 205,097 seen by the VA, 33,754 veterans received a preliminary diagnosis of PTSD. Of those, roughly 4,000 were women.

    As of April 2007, 686,306 men and women had served in the Iraq and Afghanistan and were no longer on active duty. Of those, 229,015 (88 percent male, 12 percent female) were seen by the VA. Of those, 83,889 received a preliminary diagnosis of a mental disorder and of those, 39,243 received preliminary diagnosis of PTSD.

    Source: Boston Herald
     
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