Thursday, August 2, 2007

Study Reveals War Toll On U.K. Troops' Mental Health

Members of the armed forces who bore the brunt of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are suffering a mounting toll of post-traumatic stress, alcoholism and family breakdown, an extensive examination of mental health in the military has found.

The study sampled 5,500 service personnel, focusing on the 20% deployed for more than 13 months over a three-year period between 2001 and 2006 - the maximum term set by government guidelines.

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My Comment: My father fought on the Russian side for four years on the Russian front during World War II. One thing I learned is that war affects everyone ..... and will last a lifetime.

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