A study of more than 800 servicemen and women by researchers at King's College London has found high levels of mental illness and not just post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from which one in 20 were found to be suffering. One in five was found to be misusing alcohol while one in seven suffered from depression or anxiety. Reservists were more likely to experience problems than full-time servicemen, perhaps because they had problems readjusting to civilian life. Young soldiers were the most likely to abuse alcohol while those with less education, lower rank or who were in the Royal Air Force were most at risk of anxiety or depression.
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