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Psychological Health by the Numbers FAQs

Frequently asked questions about psychological health and analytics

Related Topics: Psychological Health by the Numbers

Q1:

How have the prevalence and incidence of mental health disorders among active duty service members changed over time?

A:

As shown, the incidence and prevalence of mental health disorders in active duty service members has fluctuated over time.

Prevalence and Incidence of Mental Health Disorders Amongst ADSMs by CY; 508-compliant version found at https://www.health.mil/Reference-Center/Reports/2023/04/20/ADSM-MH-Prevalence-Incidence-CY2005-CY2021

View 508-compliant version of the Prevalence and Incidence of Mental Health Disorders Amongst ADSMs by CY table (Excel spreadsheet, 20K)

Q2:

How has the incidence of PTSD among active-duty service members in the U.S. Air Force changed over time?

A:

As shown, the incidence of PTSD among active-duty service members in the U.S. Air Force increased by 1.8 percent between 2005 and 2019 to 2.35 percent in 2019.

Incidence of PTSD among active-duty service members in the U.S. Air Force, 2005-2019

Q3:

Has the prevalence of adjustment disorder increased or decreased among active-duty service members in the U.S. Navy?

A:

As shown, the prevalence of adjustment disorder among active-duty members of the U.S. Navy grew to more than 5 percent in 2019. 

Prevalence of adjustment disorder among active-duty members of the U.S. Navy, 2005-2019

Q4:

Which mental health condition has the highest incidence in all branches of the U.S. military combined?

A:

As this graph shows, adjustment disorder was the most frequently diagnosed condition among service members in all branches of the U.S. military in 2019.

Incidence of diagnosed mental health conditions in all branches of U.S. Military in 2019

Last Updated: March 24, 2023
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