Accession Number:

ADA482596

Title:

Invisible Wounds of War: Quantifying the Societal Costs of Psychological and Cognitive Injuries

Descriptive Note:

Congressional testimony

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-06-12

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

My testimony will discuss the costs and consequences of PTSD, depression, and TBI among servicemembers returning from Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, as well as several recommendations for better understanding and reducing these costs. These recommendations stem from a large study conducted at the RAND Corporation entitled Invisible Wounds of War Psychological and Cognitive Injuries, Their Consequences, and Services to Assist Recovery Tanielian and Jaycox Eds., 2008. I served on the management team for this report, and co-led the analysis of economic costs undertaken for the study.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Sociology and Law
  • Psychology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE