Deployed Soldiers Suffer Mental Health Problems

Posted on Tuesday, March 13 at 16:03 by bracewell
"This new generation of veterans will be challenging to treat, because they have co-occurring mental health disorders,"

Seal believes that the youngest veterans were most affected, because they saw the most combat. "Combat exposure directly correlates with the development of PTSD and other mental health diagnoses,"

Canadian soldiers suffering from mental illness (including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder -PTSD) are still being sent to Afghanistan. There are 83 soldiers suffering from 'non-battle (NBI) injuries', which includes those deemed not mentally fit for duty.

NB: Above statements were compiled from three articles SEE HERE for links and fuller text

Troops from Afghanistan too rowdy for bars [Proofreader's note: this article was edited for spelling and typos on March 14, 2007]

Note: SEE HERE Troops from Afghanista...

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