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Mental health problems for 700 troops in Iraq

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posted on Feb, 5 2005 @ 02:55 AM
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Almost 700 British servicemen and women have returned from Iraq with mental health problems including post-traumatic stress disorder.



Between the beginning of the conflict in March 2003 and September 2004, 687 serving military personnel, predominantly soldiers, were treated. Of these, 77 were diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and 382 with adjustment disorder or combat stress. A further 228 were treated for a range of problems such as depression, neurosis or misuse of medication. These figures are expected to rise when the Ministry of Defence releases data for the last three months of 2004.


the war after-shock is starting to take effect among troops in iraq.

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independant.co.uk




posted on Feb, 5 2005 @ 06:31 AM
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Yup,we saw a lot and I mean huge amount of soldiers getting post-war trauma and mental problems after the Vietnam War when they returned.

Such things are natural for someone who participates in war or any type of emotionally stressing conflict to feel.Take for example when you just had a fight with someone and you're really pissed off.Don't you always feel disturbed about the fight?Same goes for those soldiers.What they went through affected them both mentally and physically.Thus,the mind is severely oppressed by all the emotion that they take from battle and bringing them back home.



posted on Feb, 5 2005 @ 06:34 AM
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I guess those are the solders that don't think it's fun to shoot at people.



posted on Feb, 5 2005 @ 06:40 AM
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Originally posted by jlc163
I guess those are the solders that don't think it's fun to shoot at people.

you got that right!
in war
you either go inseane,
or start enjoying it.

is there a third option?



posted on Feb, 5 2005 @ 10:16 AM
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IMO people who go to combat have higher chances to become criminals. They have killed before therefore killing is not an issue for them.



posted on Feb, 5 2005 @ 10:30 AM
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Our government breeds trained killers. Most of these trained killers are on the battlefield in Iraq where they belong. It's the sole purpose of being a soldier. The only downside is the entire suicidal/post-traumatic/psychosis that occurs after one has to release a trigger on the face a teenage Iraq soldier.

It's the cost of war. And Bush can surely afford it.



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