Cover Story

When troops returning from Iraq are screened a second time, the proportion who report mental health problems rises.

Percentage of soldiers reporting mental health problems during routine screenings:

Active duty

Upon return from Iraq: 11.8%                                                                                                                          Three to six months later: 16.7%


Upon return from Iraq: 12.7%                                                                                                                      Three to six months later: 24.5%

Further Reading

Source: Journal of the American Medical Association