Study suggests military members don't get help for mental problems

Published: 13 February 2008

A new survey of active and reserve members of the Canadian Forces suggests many soldiers don't seek help for mental disorders and such problems as alcoholism. The study of 8,441 soldiers was carried out during the last year by McGill, Université de Montréal, Dalhousie and the University of PEI. It was released in Montreal yesterday and will be published in the February edition of the research journal "Medical Care." Lead study author Deniz Fikretoglu says more than half of military members with a mental disorder don't seek treatment.

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