HealthWatch: Mental Health in Soldiers

American soldiers are more likely to suffer from mental disorders than civilians; a new study shows that the rate of depression is five times higher among soldiers, and the rate of PTSD is up to 15 times higher.

The study was based on an army survey of nearly 5,500 soldiers – researchers say they hope their findings will help the military develop outreach programs to help soldiers cope with mental disorders and thoughts of suicide.



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