Navigation Links
War Veterans Lack Adequate Mental Health Care: Pentagon Report

Military mental health services lack personnel and money to properly treat a growing number of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, said a Pentagon report out Friday .

"The military system does not have enough resources, funding or personnel to adequately support the psychological health of service members and their families in peace and during conflict," concluded a year-long Pentagon mental health task force report: "An Achievable Vision."

Studies of troops three and four months after returning from Iraq and Afghanistan showed 38 percent of soldiers and 31 percent of Marines suffered psychological symptoms. The problems increase as troops are repeatedly deployed, the study said.

A study published Monday in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health said that returning fighters are twice as likely to commit suicide as civilians. Most at risk are soldiers seriously wounded in combat or who have suffered psychological trauma during their deployments.

To meet these needs, the authors of the new Pentagon report recommend increasing the level of care without estimating how much money or how many specialists would be needed. "Mental health professionals are not sufficiently accessible to service members and their families," one of the report's authors, vice admiral Donald Arthur, told reporters.

The stigma associated with mental health care is high enough to be a barrier to seeking care, the report said. "Post-traumatic stress -- combat stress -- is an absolutely normal reaction to a very abnormal situation," Arthur said. "It's not 90 minutes of show with 30 minutes of commercials and the good guy wins in the end.

You have a real chance of being seriously injured or killed in your service to your nation," he said. For prevention, he said, "We recommend that we continue and increase the embedding of psychological health professionals into the line units that deploy."

"W
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Military Veterans Suffer From Increased Risk of Heart Diseases
2. American War Veterans Not Receiving Enough Care For PTSD
3. Veterans To Get Improved Access To GP Care
4. Gulf War Veterans Exhibit Memory Impairment
5. Activists Urge Greater Medical Support for Gulf War Veterans Exposed to Sarin Gas
6. Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange Increased Risk of Prostate Cancer Recurrence
7. Moves To Improve War Veterans Health Taken
8. Gulf War Veterans Exhibit Memory Impairment
9. Adequate intake of Vitamin D is essentia
10. Women not Getting Screened Adequately
11. United Kingdom: Farmers Cautioned To Plan Adequately For Bird-Flu
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: War Veterans Lack Adequate Mental Health Care Pentagon Report

(Date:5/6/2015)... 06, 2015 Established by the Arthritis ... the estimated 46 million Americans who suffer from arthritis. ... medications to alleviate their symptoms. Medicationdiscountcard.com is proud to ... patients money on the costs of these necessary prescriptions. ... to treat the pain and inflammation in the joints ...
(Date:5/6/2015)... May 06, 2015 The American Water ... period for its prestigious Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) ... approach to water resources projects. , An IWRM approach to ... establishment in 1964. In 2014, 12 projects were nominated for ... magazine features not only the 2014 AWRA IWRM Award winner ...
(Date:5/6/2015)... Conn. (PRWEB) May 06, 2015 ... in Wethersfield, Conn., has hired healthcare executive Ann ... president. Olson will lead Qualidigm’s growing home ... Qualidigm’s mission to improve the quality, safety, and ... comes to Qualidigm from Interim HealthCare of North ...
(Date:5/6/2015)... (PRWEB) May 06, 2015 Novodiax ... an upcoming episode of Innovations with Ed Begley ... Dates and show times TBA. , This segment ... to advancing tissue-based diagnostics. Audiences will learn about ... Innovations will go behind the scenes to investigate ...
(Date:5/6/2015)... 2015 The Center for Innovative Technology ... invested in e-Kare, Inc. of Fairfax, VA, a digital ... of chronic wounds. , Chronic wounds include pressure, venous, ... that affect over 6.5 million U.S. patients, costing over ... enterprise from the Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC), ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Medicationdiscountcard.com Provides Access to Drug Coupons for Arthritis Awareness Month 2Health News:Medicationdiscountcard.com Provides Access to Drug Coupons for Arthritis Awareness Month 3Health News:Nominations Sought for Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Award 2Health News:Innovative Healthcare Executive Ann Olson Joins Qualidigm as Principal and Vice President 2Health News:Innovative Healthcare Executive Ann Olson Joins Qualidigm as Principal and Vice President 3Health News:Novodiax to Be Featured in Upcoming Episode of Innovations TV Series 2Health News:CIT GAP Funds Invests in e-Kare 2Health News:CIT GAP Funds Invests in e-Kare 3
... March 18, 2010 -- The number of U.S. medical ... but not enough to significantly impact the shortage of ... Resident Matching Program report, 2,722 U.S. seniors at medical ... 3.4 percent increase from 2,632 in 2009. The internal ...
... In its 21-year history, under the guidance of more than 450 ... teenagers from 170 schools in the greater Los Angeles ... March 21 , 2,800 SRLA students and volunteer leaders will again ... of the program, SRLA,s mission is to challenge at-risk secondary students ...
... by immune cells during a bout of inflammatory ... regenerate. Yet people with inflammatory bowel diseases have ... a hyper-activation of growth in those same intestinal ... Medicine have identified a feedback loop involving a ...
... Strategies may be needed to promote well-being in pregnancy, researcher ... pregnancy may increase the risk that a baby will develop ... in asthma is not understood, but animal studies suggest that ... womb, the researchers noted. It is also known that asthma ...
... 18 Today the Minnesota State High School League and Take Heart™ Minnesota together ... (SCA). Their statewide effort "tips off" tonight with CPR training for more than 50 students on the ... , ... ...
... with cleft palates have made a promising breakthrough and the ... are the most common birth defect in Britain, with one ... surgery is required to correct the problem, and in addition ... adult. The preliminary results on a hydrogel material studied using ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Residency match results not encouraging for adults needing primary care 2Health News:Students Run LA Takes 40,000 Students Across the Marathon Finish Line Over Past 21 Years 2Health News:Students Run LA Takes 40,000 Students Across the Marathon Finish Line Over Past 21 Years 3Health News:Feedback loop explains inflammatory effect on intestinal lining 2Health News:Prenatal Stress May Boost Baby's Asthma Risk 2Health News:Prenatal Stress May Boost Baby's Asthma Risk 3Health News:Minnesota State High School League and Take Heart Minnesota Team Up to Save More Lives From Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) 2Health News:Minnesota State High School League and Take Heart Minnesota Team Up to Save More Lives From Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) 3Health News:Minnesota State High School League and Take Heart Minnesota Team Up to Save More Lives From Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) 4Health News:Minnesota State High School League and Take Heart Minnesota Team Up to Save More Lives From Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) 5Health News:Minnesota State High School League and Take Heart Minnesota Team Up to Save More Lives From Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) 6Health News:Breakthrough for babies born with severe cleft palates after experiments at ISIS 2Health News:Breakthrough for babies born with severe cleft palates after experiments at ISIS 3
(Date:5/6/2015)... 2015  Genomic Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: GHDX ) ... the Board, Chief Executive Officer & President, will present ... Conference in Las Vegas on ... To access the live and subsequently archived ...  section of the company,s web site at http://investor.genomichealth.com ...
(Date:5/6/2015)... , May 6, 2015 Eli Lilly ... to establish a new drug delivery and device innovation ... a strategic location that will help attract top scientists ... development presence. The Lilly Cambridge Innovation ... leading life science experts and organizations to explore how ...
(Date:5/6/2015)... , May 6, 2015  IGI Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE-MKT: IG), ... pharmaceutical company, will be presenting today at the Deutsche Bank ... on May 6 th and 7 th at ... Jason Grenfell-Gardner , CEO and President and ... will present today, May 6, 2015, at 3:30 p.m. ET.   ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Genomic Health to Present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2015 Healthcare Conference 2Genomic Health to Present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2015 Healthcare Conference 3Eli Lilly and Company Reveals Plan for Innovation Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts 2Eli Lilly and Company Reveals Plan for Innovation Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts 3
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: