By the Numbers: 24 July 2017

By the Numbers: 24 July 2017

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The percentage of the Veteran population in VA care in FY13 who had no mental health diagnoses, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs -- National Veteran Health Equity Report, which "details patterns and provides comparative rates of health conditions for vulnerable Veteran groups."

The percentage of the FY 2013 Veteran population under VA care who had a "serious mental illness diagnosis" -- mainly schizophrenia or biploar disorder -- was 4.6%. Among the remainder of the population, 20.3% had a mood/anxiety disorder diagnosis, 4.2% had a PTSD diagnosis, 2.9% were diagnosed with a substance use disorder, and the remaining 1.2% received other mental health diagnoses.

Distribution of Mental Health Diagnoses Among Veteran VHA Patients, FY13