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More Military Hospitalizations for Mental Disorders Than Injuries

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By Stephen M. Raffle, M.D.

USA TODAY, “Mental Care Stays Are Up in Military,” By Gregg Zoroya, May 14, 2010

“WASHINGTON — Mental health disorders caused more hospitalizations among U.S. troops in 2009 than any other reason, according to medical data released recently by the Pentagon…historic high reflects the growing toll of nearly nine years of war…”

“…In 2009, there were 17,538 hospitalizations for mental health issues throughout the military, the study shows. That compares with 17,354 for pregnancy and childbirth reasons, and 11,156 for injuries and battle wounds….”  [emphasis added]

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