Dwell Times Between Deployments Tied to Mental Health Problems
The Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center conducted the study over an eight year period, examining the information of more than one million male active-duty troops, and more than 150,000 females, according to the Department of Defense.
According to researchers at AFHSC, there could be a variety of reasons for the study's findings:
Air Force Col. Christopher Robinson, deputy director of psychological health for theDefense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, offers a different take on the study:
The report's authors say no matter what the cause, the trend of longer dwell times triggering increased mental health issue diagnoses requires further study.