Most military hospitalizations are due to mental health disorders

09/26/2013 | USA Today

Mental health disorders accounted for more hospitalizations among active-duty personnel than any other medical ailment in 2012, according to data from the Pentagon. "The increase in mental health hospitalizations is most likely influenced by exposure of service members to stressful events associated with deployment" to Afghanistan and Iraq, said Army Lt. Col. Catherine Wilkinson, a Pentagon spokeswoman.

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