Blog posts with the tag "By the Numbers"

By the Numbers - Dec. 16, 2013


The percentage of a sample of 10,400 Army soldiers who reported seriously considering or attempting suicide since joining the military, according to a recent study in the journal Psychiatric Services -- 
Suicidal Behaviors and the Use of Mental Health Services Among Active Duty Army Soldiers. Thirteen perecent (13%) of the same group reported that they "had seriously considered or attempted suicide at some point in their lives."

By the Numbers - Dec. 2, 2013


The number of "incident diagnoses of anxiety disorders among active component service members" in the years 2000-2012, according to the October issue of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center's Medical Surveillance Monthly Report. According to the report, the majority of these diagnoses were "non-specific" anxiety disorders "and over 75 percent of service members diagnosed with 'non-specific' anxiety disorders did not have a more specific anxiety disorder diagnosis during subsequent medical encounters."

By the Numbers - Nov. 25, 2013

2.6 million

The number of "veterans of Iraq, Afghanistan and other theaters of the global war on terrorism" as of July 2013, according to a recently released study by the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) -- Expanding the Net: Building Mental Health Care Capacity for Veterans. Citing the RAND Corporation's 2008 landmark report -- Invisible Wounds of War Psychological and Cognitive Injuries, Their Consequences, and Services to Assist Recovery -- the CNAS study indicated that "15 to 20 percent of these new combat veterans would come home with symptoms of PTSD or TBI (with significant overlap between these populations)."