PTSD rates similar among defense contractors and veterans, report says

December 10, 2013 5:05 AM

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PTSD rates similar among defense contractors and veterans, report says

Federal contractors who worked in war zones reported post-traumatic stress disorder and depression at rates similar to military personnel in a recent survey by the RAND Corporation.

Twenty-five percent of private contractors in the study met the criteria for PTSD, while 18 percent screened positive for depression. About half reported alcohol abuse.

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