U.S. soldiers repeatedly entered the war a serious mental illness, abuse of analgesics often
in U.S. troops in combat in Afghanistan.
According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs published a new report shows that U.S. soldiers were sent to war zones repeatedly caused emotional pain, depression and anxiety is much more serious than the Pentagon report. 17 Accordingly, the U.S. newspaper published an article entitled “Pentagon desperately to cope with the pressure of war again,” the signed article, as follows:
Thursday, according to the published in the “American Journal of Public Health” magazine on the The study reported that experienced many of the soldiers deployed, and anonymous reports of depression suffered post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) such as the possibility of problems, at least those that have experienced only three times a deployed soldier.
This result is in nearly 3,000 New Jersey National Guard arrived after the investigation. 30,000 reinforcements at the moment comes when you went to Afghanistan, this result could provoke another on the military and society relies heavily on volunteers, how to deal with the United States in two wars repeated deployment of a debate.
Anna Crane, the lead authors of the report wrote, this finding also provoke an appropriate check on the soldiers, the military presence, operational issues related to the ability and willingness to challenge these issues may affect the combat effectiveness of soldiers on the battlefield.
on repeated deployments of National Guard troops as well as the impact of the Pentagon and did not take an ostrich policy. The Pentagon on Wednesday released a research report acknowledged that 20 percent of soldiers abusing prescription drugs, mainly analgesics, the proportion of soldiers suffering from PTSD from 9% in 2005 to 13 percent in 2008. The Pentagon is in the 28000 soldiers made the report after the investigation.
However, the Department of Veterans Affairs, said the new study, experienced many soldiers have deployed up to 30% of people suffer from psychological problems, including post-traumatic stress syndrome.
Another problem is that the Army and Marine Corps, “Soldiers, cheer up” gesture. The survey found that 53 percent of anonymity, said soldiers encountered issues related to deployment, and did not let the Army know that the fear of being discriminated against officers and other soldiers, marked “the stigma of psychological problems.” In addition, 90% alcohol dependence monitoring positive soldiers reported that in the past 12 months have not received any treatment.
recently reported to active duty soldiers and the number of newly returning veterans to commit suicide that shocked the Force Commander, for they began to Fort Hood in Texas and other places to build the “psychological rehabilitation” camp. The Pentagon has also opened up a suicide hotline, launched an online chat service.
But in the United States will soon launch a new offensive in Afghanistan, when the army is difficult to extend the time between the two deployments. Relative calm in Iraq, the war may also be renewed, the volunteer forces to bring new pressures.
The study confirmed that many mental health professionals has been warned to pay attention to the following issues: America’s reliance on a relatively small number of volunteers to fight the modern history of the United States did not start by recruiting one of the most enduring war, will have serious consequences. Currently 38% of combat troops have gone through two deployments, 10% experienced three or more times. Reported that another problem is that the Pentagon known soldiers who have psychological problems have often been re-deployed to the theater.