Studies indicate that the troops who serve in the current conflict in
Iraq are suffering from PTSD, and other problems related to their war
zone experiences, on a scale not seen since Vietnam.(1)
And survival analysis shows that more than one third of people with an index episode of PTSD fail to recover even after many years. (2)
1. Robinson SL. Hidden Toll of the War in Iraq: Mental
Health and the Military. Washington, DC: Center
for American Progress; September 2004. http://
Accessed September 29, 2008.
2. Kessler RC, Sonnega A, Bromet E, Hughes M,
Nelson CB. Posttraumatic stress disorder in the
National Comorbidity Survey. Arch Gen Psychiatry.