Much press on the mental health of troops deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan has focused on rates of post-traumatic stress disorder. However a British study on troops from the UK shows that other disorders may actually be more common.
Interviewing 821 members of the British military, researchers found that although troops showed significant rates of PTSD symptoms (4.8 percent), far more qualified as us suffering from depression or anxiety (13.5 percent) and alcohol abuse (18 percent). When compared with data on US forces, findings were similar.
ABSTRACT: The prevalence of common mental disorders and PTSD in the UK military: using data from a clinical interview-based study
Anxiety Disorders |
Depression Research |
Stress & Coping |
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder |
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