Post-traumatic stress disorder is surging among US troops sent to Iraq and Afghanistan. New cases rose by more than 46% to nearly 14,000 in 2007, reports Reuters. In the last five years, about 40,000 cases have been diagnosed, most of them in the Army.
The military says the jump is partially due to greater awareness. "But we're also exposing more people to combat," says the Army surgeon general. Military officials said the actual number is higher because many do not seek treatment.