Mental Health Care for Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans. Audrey Burnam, Lisa Meredith, Terri Tanielian, Lisa Jaycox. Few Veterans Who Need Mental Health Care Receive Even Minimally Adequate Treatment. MH problem, no treatment. MH problem, any treatment. 8.8%. MH problem, minimally
Mental Health Care for Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans
Audrey Burnam, Lisa Meredith, Terri Tanielian, Lisa Jaycox
MH problem, no treatment
MH problem, any treatment
MH problem, minimally
No MH problem
SOURCE: T.L. Tanielian and L.H. Jaycox, (Editors). “Invisible Wounds of War: Psychological and Cognitive Injuries, Their Consequences, and Services to Assist Recovery,” (pp. 101 & 103). RAND MG-720-CCF. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation (2008).
NOTES: MH is mental health. A MH problem is defined as meeting scoring criteria on a survey for probable diagnosis of PTSD or depression. Minimally adequate treatment is defined as at least 8 sessions averaging 30 minutes in duration for those reporting psychotherapy, and at least 4 visits with a doctor and staying on medication as long as the doctor recommended for those on medication over the prior year.