Sunday, December 6, 2009

New Study Reveals Emotional Toll on Children of Deployed Military Personnel

As if anyone needed a study to know this, the children of military personnel suffer more emotionally than the children of civilians.

The December 7th Wall Street Journal article "Study Gauges Toll on Military Children" by Stephen Power discusses the study carried out by researchers at Rand Corp. who, with funding from the National Military Family Association, interviewed approximately 1,500 military families in which a parent had been or was currently deployed.

Here are the results of this study:
It found that children of such families were twice as likely as those from civilian families to report experiencing elevated anxiety symptoms, such as getting frightened for no apparent reason or feeling that they couldn't be alone. Some 30% of children from military families reported experiencing such symptoms, compared with 15% of children from civilian families.
People without combat exposure, including children, can be suffering from PTSD.

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