Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Army asks "why don't more soldiers seek treatment for PTSD?"

From a recent U.S. Army report:
  • Less than half of soldiers who report symptoms of PTSD receive the care they need, according to the U.S. Army.
  • Of those that do start treatment, 20-50% drop out.
  • Soldiers display a lack of trust of mental health professionals.
  • They think psychological problems will "work themselves out"
  • They think treatment should only be a last resort.
Read more:
US Army examines why some soldiers avoid PTSD care, strategies to keep them in treatment

What do you think? Are there reasons why you or someone you know has avoided or left treatment? Or reasons why you stayed?

No comments:

Post a Comment