NYT: Mental health 'the story of this war'

Another in a growing list of parallels between Iraq and Vietnam. The NY Times today profiled a report from the U.S. Army which warns that a serious mental health crisis is facing American soldiers in Iraq. In fact, 1 in 6 soldiers are currently reporting "depression, serious anxiety, and post traumatic stress disorder..."

...a proportion that some experts believe could eventually climb to one in three, the rate ultimately found in Vietnam veterans.

Because about one million U.S. troops have served so far in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to Pentagon figures, some experts predict that the number eventually requiring mental heath treatment could exceed 100,000.

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