The number of British troops suffering from PTSD has increased over recent years. A total of 94 members of the armed forces were newly diagnosed with the disorder between July and September of last year, this is nearly four times as many recorded in the same period in 2008.
There were 305 new cases of PTSD in the 12 months running up to September of last year, while only 153 were recorded in 2007 – 2008. These statistics have been released by the Defence Analytical Services and Advice.
Figures revealed that personnel who served in Iraq or Afghanistan showed a much higher chance of developing mental disorders. RAF personnel, soldiers and non-officer ranks were also highlighted as more likely to suffer from mental health problems like PTSD.
PTSD is an anxiety disorder that is...