Mental health impact on Canadian Forces members serving in Afghanistan
A new study published this week in the Canadian Medical Association Journal sheds light on the long-term impact of Canada's participation in the mission in Afghanistan.
The study looked at more than 30,000 people who were deployed outside of North America or Europe between 2001 and 2008. It found a surprising number of Canadian Forces personnel, specifically those who were stationed in Kandahar, Afghanistan, are dealing with mental disorders.
Major Paul Sedge is a Canadian Forces psychiatrist joined us on the line from Ottawa.