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Military reckons with the mental wounds of War
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INVISIBLE WOUNDS OF WAR (RAND CORP)
Access Gaps to Care, Quality of Care. Estimated 31% of Troops have PTSD/TBI, Top 5 Barriers to Seeking Mental Health Care. (Stigma, Side effects, Not worth it…) This not only effects the Veteran but the family and society as a whole is impacted.
ONE IN FIVE IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN VETERANS SUFFER FROM PTSD OR MAJOR DEPRESSION (RAND CORP)TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY (US DEPT OF DEFENSE)BEHAVIORAL RISK FACTOR SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM (CDC)
In the first analysis of its kind, researchers estimate that PTSD and depression among returning service members will cost the nation as much as$6.2 billion in the two years following deployment — an amount that includes both direct medical care and costs for lost productivity and suicide. Investing in more high-quality treatment could save close to $2 billion within two years by substantially reducing those indirect costs, the 500-page study concludes.
….If PTSD and depression go untreated or are under treated, there is a cascading set of consequences,” Jaycox said.
“Drug use, suicide, marital problems and unemployment are some of the consequences. There will be a bigger societal impact if these service members go untreated. The consequences are not good for the individuals or society in general.