Accession Number:

ADA482583

Title:

Invisible Wounds of War: Summary of Key Findings on Psychological and Cognitive Injuries

Descriptive Note:

Testimony rept.

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-06-11

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

My testimony will briefly discuss the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder and depression, as well as the incidence of traumatic brain injury among service members returning from Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom the costs to society associated with these conditions and of providing care to those afflicted with these conditions, and the gaps in the care systems designed to treat these conditions among our nations service members and veterans. These findings form the basis of several recommendations which will be presented in the testimony of my colleague, Terri Tanielian. Together, Ms. Tanielian and I co-directed more than 30 researchers at RAND in the completion of this study and our testimony is drawn from the same body of work.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE