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November 23, 2009

Stanford Researchers Estimate 35% PTSD for Veterans

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — veteranclaims @ 11:39 pm

researchers at Stanford University estimated up to 35 percent of all veterans from those two wars either have PTSD or will develop it.

Full Article at: Military suicides: Cases of post-traumatic stress mount at alarming rate
By Star-Ledger Staff
November 22, 2009, 6:59AM

“More than 1.7 million Americans have served in Iraq or Afghanistan over the past eight years. No one can say with precision how many of those service members came home with debilitating mental trauma, but studies suggest the figure is, at the least, many hundreds of thousands.

A report released last year by the RAND Corp., a nonpartisan research group, said at least one in five returning soldiers suffers from depression or PTSD, an anxiety disorder mental health experts and military officials alike say is a contributing factor in the rising suicide rate.

More recently, researchers at Stanford University estimated up to 35 percent of all veterans from those two wars either have PTSD or will develop it.”

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