Why The U.S. Fails PTSD Victims

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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?

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One In Five Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Suffer from PTSD or Major Depression
http://www.rand.org/news/press/2008/04/17.html
“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
https://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/features/ccp-a0031474.pdf
“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
http://www.apa.org/about/gr/issues/military/critical-need.aspx
“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
http://lonesurvivorfoundation.org/education/

Watch More:
Drone Pilots Get Stress Disorders Too
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMuL5ej0UTc

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