In just three months 750 British troops treated for mental trauma
Almost 750 servicemen and women have been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in just three months, shocking figures show.
The leaked statistics reveal the mental toll suffered by our brave forces struggling to cope with the horrors of war in Afghanistan.
A Ministry of Defence document seen by the Sunday Mirror shows in just a three-month period last summer there were 746 new cases of PTSD and other mental illnesses diagnosed in the armed services.
And a further 312 were found to be suffering from other psychological problems, including depression, anxiety or alcohol and drug abuse – bringing the total of those treated for their war experiences to more than a thousand.
More than 200 of the new cases were those returning from Afghanistan, where Operation Panther’s Claw in Helmand saw the bloodiest push of the campaign there so far. ...
The figures also reveal female soldiers are more than twice as likely to suffer than men. ...
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