Conflict zone contractors suffer high rates of PTSD, depression

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ScienceDaily: Stress News
Conflict zone contractors suffer high rates of PTSD, depression
Private contractors who worked in Iraq, Afghanistan or other conflict environments over the past two years report suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and depression more often than military personnel who served in recent conflicts, according to a new study. Researchers found that among the contractors studied, 25 percent met criteria for PTSD, 18 percent screened positive for depression and half reported alcohol misuse. Relatively few get help either before or after deployment.

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