Blog posts with the tag "By the Numbers"

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)."

By the Numbers - Nov. 4, 2013


The number of statistical tables in the just-released report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Behavioral Health United States 2012. This publication, which "includes behavioral health statistics at the national and State levels from 40 different data sources," is a key resource for researchers, grant writers and anyone else who needs statistics concerning:

  • Behavioral Health of the Population: the mental health status of the U.S. population and prevalence of mental illness;
  • Behavioral Health Service Utilization: providers and settings for behavioral health services; types of behavioral health services provided; and rates of utilization;