PTSD Among Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans

Article explores the prevalence of PTSD among different military subgroups of veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. One of the findings of this article is that as of 2014, the incidence of PTSD was higher for veterans of Iraq (12.9%) compared to veterans of Afghanistan (7.1%). Authors surmise this discrepancy may be in part due to the early stages of the war in Afghanistan being of relatively low intensity. This gap has been narrowed by 2010. A complication in this study is that some veterans with PTSD served in both theaters, so it is uncertain which war caused the PTSD. This article also looks at PTSD among women veterans, which is important as women are now taking on combat roles in the military.