Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Troops Leaving Iraq

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Running Head: Post-traumatic stress disorder leaving Iraq Post-traumatic stress disorder leaving Iraq Introduction Recently a study has been carried by the American Army on the health of the military troops that have just returned from Iraq. It has been found that one in every right soldier is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Another important fact mentioned in the report is that more than half of the military soldiers from these are in a need of help but do not make their conditions public as they could be suspended from the army that can hurt their careers. A few months earlier, a survey was carried out on the mental health of the marines returning from Iraq or Afghanistan. The studies on the health of these men have been conducted very late. Based on this one fact, it has become difficult to take out a comparison of the health status of the men returning from Vietnam or Iraq (Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on the Initial Assessment of Readjustment Needs of Military Personnel, Veterans, and Their Families. (2010, p. 90). One of the main problems in this case is that the marines suffering from mental health issues are not seeking proper care. Earlier the help is provided to the troops or the marines, the better they will feel later on. Thereby here the important fact is timely help. In the past, post-traumatic stress disorder was also named as combat fatigue or shell shock. The main source of this kind of stress is witnessing a traumatic
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