Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Reaches Epidemic Levels Among Veterans

Veterans AffairsPost Traumatic Stress Disorder Reaches Epidemic Levels Among Veterans

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 20 percent of Iraqi War  veterans, and 11 percent of those returning from the war in Afghanistan, suffer  from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Mental health issues among service  members have reached a crisis level. The Department of Defense and the Veterans  Administration have recognized the gravity of this epidemic and are now actively  supporting mind-body modalities, from yoga to mindfulness practice, as a  complement to traditional drug and talk therapies for veterans.

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