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What percent of soldiers get ptsd?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: PTSD and Soldiers

Lifetime prevelance of ptsd in combat veterans has been estimated at 10%-30%.
Some sources also say that 1 in 5 soldiers returning from iraq and afghanistan has ptsd. 20% of soldiers deployed in the last 6 years (over 300, 000) have ptsd. Also, 17% of troops are women; some estimates state that 71% of female military personnel develop ptsd due to in-rank sexual assault. All need help.

In brief: PTSD and Soldiers

Lifetime prevelance of ptsd in combat veterans has been estimated at 10%-30%.
Some sources also say that 1 in 5 soldiers returning from iraq and afghanistan has ptsd. 20% of soldiers deployed in the last 6 years (over 300, 000) have ptsd. Also, 17% of troops are women; some estimates state that 71% of female military personnel develop ptsd due to in-rank sexual assault. All need help.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Military

About 7.8% of americans develop ptsd in their lifetime.
Almost 30% of military personnel returning from a combat deployment develop ptsd. About 1/2 returning personnel have either ptsd, a mood disorder or meet some diagnostic criteria for ptsd. The majority of these personnel have complex ptsd which is more difficult to treat than simple ptsd. These stats are for military -not just army.

In brief: Military

About 7.8% of americans develop ptsd in their lifetime.
Almost 30% of military personnel returning from a combat deployment develop ptsd. About 1/2 returning personnel have either ptsd, a mood disorder or meet some diagnostic criteria for ptsd. The majority of these personnel have complex ptsd which is more difficult to treat than simple ptsd. These stats are for military -not just army.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: You can do the work

and should. Doctors don't keep statistics like this in their heads unless they specialize in the field or work for the DoD or VA.
I'll bet the docs who answered your question did exactly what you could have done: Looked up the statistics on the web. HealthTap is intended to give posters the benefit of doctors' wisdom & experience, not for them just to regurgitate data you could find yourself.

In brief: You can do the work

and should. Doctors don't keep statistics like this in their heads unless they specialize in the field or work for the DoD or VA.
I'll bet the docs who answered your question did exactly what you could have done: Looked up the statistics on the web. HealthTap is intended to give posters the benefit of doctors' wisdom & experience, not for them just to regurgitate data you could find yourself.
Dr. Mark Fisher
Dr. Mark Fisher
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