24 Mar '12, 1pm

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http://www.armytimes.com/news/2012/03/military-80-percent-of-wounded-vets-have-mental-health-trouble-032412w/ 80% of wounded veterans cite mental health woes By Patricia Kime - Staff writer Posted : Saturday Mar 24, 2012 9:24:33 EDT In a survey conducted this year of wounded Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, nearly 80 percent reported having symptoms of a combat-related mental health condition, and roughly half said they had a traumatic brain injury. Among the 2,300 Wounded Warrior Project members who responded to the survey, 62 percent said they currently have depression — nearly eight times the rate in the general population and more than four times the figure cited in a 2008 Rand Corp. report on military head injuries and mental health conditions. About a third said their conditions have made it difficult to get or hold a job. The conditions also hamper relationships and r...

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