The author reported that about 19 percent of the troops returning from war battles said they might have experienced a traumatic brain injury, usually the result of powerful roadside bombs. Brain injuries posses great risk of mental disorders.
Lisa H. Jaycox, a senior behavioral scientist at RAND and a co-author of the new study, “Invisible Wounds of War,” said the findings also served to underscore the barriers, some of them self-imposed, that troops face in getting help. War veterans say they are often reluctant to seek treatment, in part out of fear that their medical information will be used to derail their careers. Commanders typically have access to a service member’s military medical records.
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But what should be done. I think the most important thing is to view the problem in its three dimensions,focusing on the the proper way of protecting our people going into wars. When ever possible to have well established health care for solders.