Soldiers’ Mental Illnesses Could Cost U.S. Up to $6B
Nearly one in five, or about 300,000, soldiers who have served in Iraq or Afghanistan has post-traumatic stress disorder or major depression -- illnesses that could cost as much as $6.2 billion over two years in care, lost productivity and lost lives, according to a RAND report released on Thursday.
- "Combat Stress May Cost U.S. Up to $6 Billion" (Scott Tyson, Washington Post, 4/18).
- "The Military's Showdown Over PTSD" (Dozier, "Evening News," CBS, 4/18).
- "For Iraq Vets, Scars That Won't Heal" (Miklaszewski, "Nightly News," NBC, 4/17).