Thursday, December 09, 2010

DoD: Growing Mental Health Problem

Report: Defense faces large and growing mental health problem

December 6, 2010 - During the past decade, 767,290 active-duty military personnel have received a diagnosis of a mental health disorder, according to a series of reports {32page pdf} expected to be released today by the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center in Silver Spring, Md. Overall, from January 2000 through December 2009, such diagnoses increased 60 percent.

Click here for a graphic on mental health disorders in the military

The center also reported that mental health disorders rank as the top cause of hospitalization for male service members and the second cause of hospitalization for women after pregnancy-related conditions. The Army topped the number of admissions. {read rest}

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