One in five US soldiers have depression or post-traumatic stress disorder, study finds

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 24 April 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:913
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. 1Florida

    A study has found that 18.5% of current and former US service personnel report symptoms of depression or post-traumatic stress disorder. And 19% report symptoms that indicate traumatic brain injury, ranging from mild concussions to severe penetrating head wounds. An estimated 7% have both probable traumatic brain injury and depression or stress disorder.

    The study, by the Rand Corporation, and sponsored by the California Community Foundation, an independent non-profit making think tank, is thought to be the first large private assessment of its kind. It included a survey of …

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