From Rand Corp. research
About 18.5 percent of US soldiers who served in Afghanistan and Iraq currently have PTSD or depression. 19.5 percent report traumatic brain injuries.
About 300,000 currently suffer from PTSD or major depression
About 320,000 reported experiencing TBI during deployment
Worse, about half don’t ask for help for fear of hurting their military career or being called a slacker. For those that do ask, half of those get “minimally adequate care”
This is appalling. What is happening to the troops over there and why is their medical treatment so substandard?