PTSD- Troubled veterans surge to centers
Troubled veterans surge to centers
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By WALT PHILBIN
A network of community-based walk-in veterans' treatment centers is under increasing pressure as more and more former troops who served in Iraq and Afghanistan have come looking for help.
A report to be issued today from the House Veterans Affairs Committee's Democratic staff says that nearly a third of all Vet Centers have seen the demand rise for outreach and other services.
The report surveyed 60 of the 207 Vet Centers operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs. It found that the number of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who have sought help for post-traumatic stress disorder doubled - from nearly 4,500 to more than 9,000 - from October 2005 through June 2006.
The number of veterans with other types of possible mental health and readjustment problems also doubled, and in some cases tripled, the report said.
iAmputee blogger comment: Anyone have time to start a iPTSD blog?