About 1 in 6 members of the Canadian Forces reported that they experienced mental health or alcohol disorder symptoms in the last 12 months, the 2013 Mental Health Survey found. The survey measured major depressive episode, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, alcohol abuse as well as alcohol dependence. The results showed that of the 6,700 full-time regular Canadian Forces members interviewed:
- 8 per cent reported symptoms consistent with a major depressive disorder
- 5.3 per cent reported symptoms consistent with PTSD.
- 4.7 per cent reported symptoms consistent with generalized anxiety disorder.
- 4.5 per cent met the criteria for alcohol abuse or dependence
- 3.4 per cent reported symptoms consistent with panic disorder
For the full report and data table, visit the Statistics Canada website.