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Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by David Powell, Nov 23, 2012.

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  1. Article in this months soldier around the Ross kemp prog, states 3-4% of military known to suffer PTSD.
    Article in Independent on weekend on 5th of november quoting from Kings College London 7%.
    Far be it from me to question a colonel, but which is right??
    If we take the amount of discharges per year, then the figure represents a significant impact in any bodys book.
    Just asking
  2. Does the % represent those discharged as a result of PTSD or those who have been diagnosed before release or everyone who has been diagnosed before and after leaving? That would explain the discrepancy. IMHO the % of PTSD sufferers would be very high if all cases were taken into consideration. I know I've got it for one.
  3. Both those statistics could be correct, all depends on what specifically they are saying.
  4. The figures will be available, when available, at this link:

    Defence Analytical Services and Advice: The MOD

    If I remember correctly they come in the report that lists those medically discharge which would obviously not include those still serving.