One-Third of "War on Terror" Vets Have Mental Health Problems

In Search of Support for PTSD

Since leaving Iraq in 2003, Jullian Philip Goodrum - like many soldiers - has been gradually overcoming the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. When he began experiencing mental problems consistent with PTSD, he couldn't get treatment, and he blames the army for their lack of resources.

//www.truthout.org/issues_06/020507HA.shtml



Parents Blame VA in Fatal Overdose

An Army-funded study published in January in the American Journal of Psychiatry found that almost one in five combat veterans returning from Iraq suffered from PTSD, which increases the risk of substance abuse. Many of those returning troops also suffer physical pain. The dilemma, said Dr. Andrew Shaner, deputy chief of psychiatry and mental health at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, is that "most drugs to treat pain hold potential for abuse."

//www.truthout.org/issues_06/031307HA.shtml



One-Third of "War on Terror" Vets Have Mental Health Problems

A new US study has found that nearly a third of war veterans from Afghanistan and Iraq who were treated by Veterans Affairs between 2001 and 2005 returned with mental health difficulties.

//www.truthout.org/issues_06/031307HB.shtml

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Study: Thousands Of Veterans Return With Mental Illness: Nearly a third of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan who received care from Veterans Affairs between 2001 and 2005 were diagnosed with mental health or psychosocial ills, a new study concludes.

//www.kltv.com/Global/story.asp?S=6217766



One-quarter of Iraq, Afghanistan veterans filing injury claims: More than a quarter of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have filed injury claims with the government, according to an internal Department of Veterans Affairs report.

//staugustine.com/stories/031307/nation_4464662.shtml


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