Veteranclaims’s Blog

March 22, 2011

Half of Afghanistan and Iraq Veterans Treated by VA, Treated for Mental Health Conditions

Full article at: Half the Afghanistan and Iraq veterans treated by VA receive mental health care

By Bob Brewin 03/22/2011

“Slightly more than half of all Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans treated by the Veterans Affairs Department received care for mental health problems, roughly four times the rate of the general population, according to statistics compiled by the advocacy group Veterans for Common Sense based on data obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.

The data show that among the 625,834 Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans enrolled in the VA health care system as of December 2010, 313,670 were treated for mental health conditions.”

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