U.S. Troops More Likely to Suffer PTSD than British Troops

Friday, May 21, 2010

Despite fighting in the same wars, troops from the United Kingdom have suffered far fewer cases of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than their counterparts in the United States. A British study has determined that about 4% of soldiers returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq have developed PTSD symptoms, while the rate among American forces is more like 10-15%.

 
Researchers can’t entirely explain the discrepancy. One possible explanation may relate to the fact that the U.S. has relied on more reservists to fight the wars than the UK has. Such personnel tend to develop PTSD at higher rates than regular troops.
 
Also, the U.S. requires its forces to serve longer deployments. While British troops serve six-month tours, and no more than 12 months in every 36, American units will deploy for 12 to 15 months at a time, then get a year off before going back overseas.
-Noel Brinkerhoff
 
Troops Mental Health Stable (King’s College London)

Comments

Joseph Conrad 9 years ago
It's good British and American leaders are sending their young men off to die in perpetual 'Oil Wars' in Muslim lands. Otherwise, hese same leaders would have a vast segment of their population looking for good-paying jobs both nations sent to Asia YEARS ago. Thus, the only OPPORTUNITY for these young people is DEATH, MURDER, VIOLENCE & SELF DESTRUCTION all for their Wealthy Old White Masters who rule both nations. Were it not for ISRAEL & the ROTHCHILDS, these young people would be home with their spouses and families instead of KILLING EVERYDAY JUST TO STAY ALIVE!

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