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Thousands of U.S. military veterans are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD, but many victims of the mental health condition do not seek treatment. So why is that?
One In Five Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Suffer from PTSD or Major Depression
“Nearly 20 percent of military service members who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan – 300,000 in all – report symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder or major depression, yet only slightly more than half have sought treatment, according to a new RAND Corporation study.”
Meta-Analysis of Dropout in Treatments for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
“Many patients drop out of treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD); some clinicians believe that trauma-focused treatments increase dropout.”
The Critical Need for Mental Health Professionals Trained to Treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury
“Many in need don’t seek help. According to the Army, only 40 percent of veterans who screen positive for serious emotional problems seek help from a mental health professional”
More Facts about Post-Traumatic Stress disorder and Operational stress
Drone Pilots Get Stress Disorders Too
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