Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Psychological Cost of War: Military Combat and Mental Health

As we head into Memorial Day, it's important to remember how much war costs us. A new study puts the psychological cost of the global war on terror in dollars and cents: "Our estimates imply lower-bound health care costs of $1.5 to $2.7 billion for combat-induced PTSD." That's a two-year cost, so the total cost over time is dramatically greater.

You can read the entire paper in PDF form here:


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