British soldiers mentally ill by wars


This video says about itself:

Report into British system of assessing injured soldiers for compensation and poor psychiatric care conditions.

From the British Broadcasting Corporation:

Forces mental illness figures out

Prolonged deployments can cause mental problems, research suggests

Nearly 4,000 new cases of mental health disorder were diagnosed among armed services personnel last year, according to the Ministry of Defence (MoD).

Statistics showed there were 3,917 new cases of disorder in 2007, amounting to 4.5 per 1,000 forces members.

They also showed that personnel sent to Afghanistan or Iraq were more likely to suffer post traumatic stress disorder.

See also here.

Troops in Afghanistan nine times more likely to suffer stress disorder: here.

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