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The Forgotten Fallen?

An ITV News investigation has uncovered fears that not enough is being done for soldiers and veterans who are suffering from mental illness, as a result of the effects of warfare.

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Mental Health Problems in the UK military

  • There have been five suicides in 2010 among military personnel in the UK - a downward trend compared to previous years. (DASA on behalf of MOD)
  • In 2010, of the 3,942 mental disorders diagnosed in military personnel in 2010, 1,568 were adjustment disorders, 835 were a depressive episode and 249 were Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (DASA on behalf of MOD)
  • The effect of PTSD on British troops who served in Afghanistan and Iraq will result in 20.1% (equivalent to about 38,500 troops) developing probable PTSD or a common mental health disorder. (Kings Centre for Military Health Research in 2010)

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