September 3, 2013 | By 

Between 2000 and 2011, mental health diagnoses rose 65 percent among active duty service members and in 2011 mental disorders accounted for more hospitalizations of service members than any other illness, an Aug. 8 Congressional Research Service report (.pdf) says.

Over the 11 year span, adjustment disorders – when an individual is unable to cope with a major change – made up 26 percent of mental health disorders in the military, the report says. Depression made up 17 percent and anxiety disorders made up 10 percent.

PTSD made up 6 percent of mental health disorders in the military, but had the highest jump in cases over the 11 year period with a 656.5 percent rise, the report says.

Read more at Fierce Government 

(http://www.fiercegovernment.com/story/military-mental-health-disorders-rise-65-percent-2000/2013-09-03)

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