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Study: Rates of many mental disorders much higher in soldiers than in civilians
CNN ^ | Tue March 4, 2014 | Val Willingham

Posted on 03/04/2014 7:20:52 AM PST by BenLurkin

Ronald Kessler, a professor at Harvard Medical School and senior author of one of the studies was quoted in a Harvard press release saying, "The rate of major depression is five times as high among soldiers as civilians, intermittent explosive disorder six times as high, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) nearly 15 times as high."

Kessler's study also found almost 25% of active-duty, non-deployed Army soldiers surveyed tested positive for a mental disorder of some kind, and 11% within that subgroup also tested positive for more than one illness.

Much of the data used in the reports was taken from the Army's STARRS (Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Servicemembers) survey of almost 5,500 soldiers. The project was collaboration between the U.S. Army and the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health. The survey looked at disorders that included clinical depression, bipolar disorder, panic disorder and PTSD. Authors also noted that alcohol and drug use were common.

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Part of effort to disarm returning servicemen?
1 posted on 03/04/2014 7:20:52 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

How do you test positive? Is there a blood test?


2 posted on 03/04/2014 7:22:44 AM PST by petitfour
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To: BenLurkin

Won’t work.When the SHTF,vets neighbors will be pushing guns into their hands.


3 posted on 03/04/2014 7:23:32 AM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: BenLurkin
How about Ubama's "civilian army?"

How wacked-out are they?

Or do we care?

4 posted on 03/04/2014 7:24:21 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: BenLurkin

Oh, the wimps at CNN will be the first ones to grovel if we ever need the military here, but we won’t. Putin will stop at Ukraine


5 posted on 03/04/2014 7:24:42 AM PST by stanne
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To: BenLurkin

This is bull$%^&.

We currently test, or examine, a minority of civilians.

They are comparing a flawed sample to a controlled group. Classic Harvard - poor methodology, poor results - study.

Science is dead.


6 posted on 03/04/2014 7:25:15 AM PST by Noamie
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To: BenLurkin

‘Part of the effort to disarm returning servicemen?’, yes it is. What I would like see is a study that determines the mental stability of Congress critters. I know the majority of them are total wackjobs.


7 posted on 03/04/2014 7:27:21 AM PST by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: BenLurkin

“Part of effort to disarm returning servicemen?”

Possibly.

Or simply recognition that there is a higher failure rate on materials that have been stressed, to make an engineering comparison.

To say that another way, the rates are probably the same in the civilian population, but have never been pushed to the edge, the existing issue never is apparent.


8 posted on 03/04/2014 7:27:46 AM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Probably most are druggies from the inner city.Not a real threat,will have to expend some ammo putting them down though.


9 posted on 03/04/2014 7:27:52 AM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Noamie

Control A = test
Control B = test
Ronald Kessler,
a professor
at Harvard Medical School = OUT OF CONTROL


10 posted on 03/04/2014 7:28:05 AM PST by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: BenLurkin

In other news, Hawaiians found to eat more pineapple than people in Minnesota.


11 posted on 03/04/2014 7:28:49 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: BenLurkin

Smear campaign. Liberals detest the military but it is no longer fashionable to say so openly. So, they have to resort to biased studies to turn the people against vets who have honorably served our country.


12 posted on 03/04/2014 7:30:23 AM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededication to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution)
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To: BenLurkin

The percentage of mental disorders among liberals is still 4 times greater.


13 posted on 03/04/2014 7:35:47 AM PST by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: BenLurkin

Val Willingham

A big time Obamacare supporter.

No need to read further.

14 posted on 03/04/2014 7:35:58 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: BenLurkin

Forcing them to take a government test is mental cruelty.

Who funded this thing and got the answer they paid for is really all that is important.


15 posted on 03/04/2014 7:46:13 AM PST by edcoil (Realism is only a socially accepted form of pessimism)
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To: BenLurkin

The homos are joining en masse. Seems the mentally diseased sex perverts are being recruited in order to have access to young males and all the free strip shows in the shower.


16 posted on 03/04/2014 7:46:51 AM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: BenLurkin

Don’t think many “civilian” peeps have seen their buddy’s brains blow onto their own face either... What would you expect the outcome to be :/

My Gosh... their studies are as polarized as their bias.. To make it worse.. anyone that has never been in the military will never be in the same universe as someone that has fought and given their life to protect these same ignorant individual’s freedoms...

We SERIOUSLY need to separate ‘Us from THEM’... they will understand quickly, but it will be too late for them.
(The ignants I was referring to do NOT include the civvies that DO understand).


17 posted on 03/04/2014 7:47:17 AM PST by Bikkuri ( those would have been affected.)
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To: petitfour

Just wait until they are able to identify the Geriatric Profanity Disorder in vets. It’s a widespread, non-reported illness/S;-)


18 posted on 03/04/2014 7:51:18 AM PST by 9422WMR (: " Tolerance is the virtue of a man who has no convictions".)
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To: BenLurkin

As a good conservative leaning American in the military that realized they are under the command of a queer loving muslim bent on gutting our country why would I not eventually go a little nuts.


19 posted on 03/04/2014 8:02:44 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: BenLurkin

two words: Corporal Klinger!


20 posted on 03/04/2014 8:08:42 AM PST by Toucan Dance
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To: 9422WMR

“Geriatric Profanity Disorder”

Thank you! I thought I f***ing had Late-Onset Tourette’s or some sh*t like that.


21 posted on 03/04/2014 8:31:29 AM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: BenLurkin

I guess they are trying to prove that their social engineering is working.


22 posted on 03/04/2014 8:49:29 AM PST by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: BenLurkin

Odds are 10 to 1 they published this unscientific “study” as a false justification to outlawing firearm ownership by veterans.


23 posted on 03/04/2014 8:50:50 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: BenLurkin

much of the stats on anything psychological today comes not only from the “conditions” “found” among those in a survey but how the symtoms comprising a clinical finding of a condition have in many cases been expanded greatlty, often now including “symptoms” that can apply to many different things, sometimes things that can be unrelated to a “mental” condition in any substantial sense - but, if looking to declare someone as having a “mental” condition (lot of $$$ for government and private services in that) then it is much easier today in many cases to find a combination of “symptons” in a person in question


24 posted on 03/04/2014 10:34:00 AM PST by Wuli
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To: BenLurkin

Looks like the effete folks are going to bring back the draft.


25 posted on 03/04/2014 10:47:41 AM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: BenLurkin

If I had to serve under a shit-bird CIC like Obi, I’d be off the hook crazy as well!


26 posted on 03/04/2014 11:24:47 AM PST by donozark (The voices inside my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!)
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