"Pentagon Report Criticizes Troops' Mental-Health Care" - Ann Scott Tyson - Washington Post

"Pentagon Report Criticizes Troops' Mental-Health Care" - Ann Scott Tyson - Washington Post

by: Ann Scott Tyson | publication date: June 16, 2007 | Publication: The Washington Post | pages: A2

"The congressionally mandated task force called for urgent and sweeping changes to a peacetime military mental health system strained by today's wars, finding that hundreds of thousands of the more than 1 million U.S. troops who have served at least one war-zone tour in Iraq or Afghanistan are showing signs of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety or other potentially disabling mental disorders."

A joint military and civilian congressional task-force visited 38 total veteran healthcare facilities in the United States, Europe and Asian and concluded that they weren't equipped to deal with the large fraction of U.S. military personnel that exhibit symptoms of disorders like PTSD.

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