More than 12,000 troops returned from Iraq in December alone, and many more are expected to return in the coming months. This may present a drastically increased need for qualified Locum Psychiatrists to work with veterans suffering from PTSD, a common disorder associated with the return from combat.
According to Veterans Affairs, PTSD remains an enormous threat to combat troops still serving in Afghanistan, where an estimated six to 11 percent are currently suffering symptoms of PTSD. Statistics among Iraq War veterans are more disturbing, with between 12 to 20 percent of returning vets suffering PTSD-related anxieties. Non-governmental studies suggest that as many as one in every five military personnel returning from Iraq and Afghanistan could suffer various forms of PTSD.
This influx in the demand of Psychiatric professionals provides a great opportunity for Locum psychiatrists who are trained in this field and are seeking the benefits of a Locum lifestyle.
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