Military Attention To PTSD Increasing

The Washington Times (4/23, A1, Ybarra) reports that the Department of Defense “has reported an uptick in the number of military officers who…are seeking help to cope” with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). While the military “has been criticized for being slow to acknowledge and respond to the disorder,” Congressional Research Service data show that “diagnoses of the disorder among active-duty personnel across all branches of the US military have increased from about 5,700 10 years ago to more than 15,000 last year.” In addition, the number of individuals seeking treatment is up more than 20% since FY2010, according to Army Lt. Col. Cathy Wilkinson.

Related Links:

— “Less silent suffering: Veterans’ post-traumatic stress taken seriously,” Maggie Ybarra, Washington Times, April 22, 2014.

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