Fuel on the fire: adding more war veterans to the nation's PTSD population
edited: Thursday, January 17, 2008
By Monica Davis
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2008
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The military has always been a way for minorities to escape the lack of opportunity in the civilian workforce and now, many minority vets are paying a heavy price.
Ethnic vets, blacks, Native Americans and Hispanic soldiers bear PTSD disproportionately. One study found that Native American veterans were more likely to have been treated for alcohol-related disorders than other veterans, but they were no more likely than other veterans to have been treated for drug or psychiatric problems. (Ibid)