- By Dana Sparks
Impact of War Haunts Veterans Long After Combat
As Veteran’s Day approaches, it’s important to recognize that many soldiers battle mental health conditions like anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and depression long after they return from combat. Suicide rates in the U.S. Army now exceed the rate in the general population, and psychiatric admission is now the most common reason for hospitalization in the Army. Timothy Lineberry, M.D., a Mayo Clinic psychiatrist, an Air Force veteran and a suicide prevention expert for the Army, says, "These are concerning trends. Even though large-scale military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq are ending, the effects on the mental health of active-duty service members, reservists and veterans are just beginning."
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Expert title for broadcast cg: Dr. Timothy Lineberry, Mayo Clinic Psychiatrist
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