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A recent study says mental health disorders among British armed forces have jumped by about 80% since 2007. The UK Ministry of Defense (MoD) surveyed its personnel between April 1, 2007 and March 31, 2016. The study said the rate of conditions diagnosed by the MoD’s mental health services has increased from 1.8% of all personnel in 2007/08 to 3.2% in 2015/16. The highest rate of mental health issues refers to the age group of 35-39, with 37.7 per thousand diagnosed as having a mental disorder in 2015/16, which is a 140% increase, the study also said. Female personnel have been assessed as having disorders twice as often as men. Some 6.3% of female forces diagnosed compared to 2.8% of male personnel, it noted. The MoD survey showed the rate of those with neurotic disorders is 20.6 per thousand, or 3,357 people , in 2015/16. It is the most common mental problem among armed p...

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