We have an exclusive and deeply disturbing report from Afghanistan about the massive amount of post-traumatic stress disorder among troops and the US military’s efforts to deal with this rapidly growing problem.
Nearly half the US soldiers who serve in Iraq and Afghanistan will suffer some form of post-traumatic stress, according to the US military. Since the war on terror began 60,000 US troops have received an initial diagnosis of PTSD, and the US is waking up to the fact that the level of the illness amongst returning veterans is becoming a social ill.
Two hundred murders have been committed by US veterans – and most victims are their own family members.
We have been given exclusive access to the taskforces now on the frontline trying to prevent post-traumatic stress disorder. They have been trying to find new ways to deal with those soldiers diagnosed with PTSD.