The cost of PTSD

“The true costs of mental health problems resulting from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan extend far beyond the suffering experienced by Veterans and their family members.  Society pays a price too, in terms of the reduced productivity associated with PTSD and other disorders.  Treatment can restore a Veteran’s functioning and reduce societal burden, but requires an investment of resources to pay for care.”

Clinicians Trauma Update Online, issue 53, June 2011: http://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/newsletters/ctu-online/ctu_V5N3.pdf

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