Hug ’em and help ’em.
More than 40 percent of the US soldiers from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars seen at VA hospitals suffer from mental health disorders or psychosocial behavioral problems, a new study shows.
Seal’s team collected data on 289,328 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who sought health care at VA medical centers from 2002 to 2008.
Among these returning vets, 106,726 were given mental health care. That’s nearly 37 percent of veterans.
“When the definition is expanded to include diagnoses of mental health disorders or psychosocial behavioral problems such as homelessness, or both, 43 percent…
Those over 40 were at significantly higher risk for PTSD than their colleagues under 25.