More troops than ever are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, according to Pentagon statistics provided to The Daily. But military officials say the spike is an encouraging sign that more soldiers are getting help.
“We’ve seen great efforts from the Army to encourage soldiers to really step up and come forward with their problems,” Dr. Chris Warner, the Army’s psychiatric consultant to the surgeon general, told The Daily…
Army personnel saw the most diagnoses, with almost 2,500. Marines, at 510, had the second most. “It’s the soldiers and the Marines who are on the ground, doing the patrols,” Warner said. “They’re out on the streets, so they’re at much greater risk for exposure.”