Despite years of anecdotal evidence that deployed military personnel experience sleep problems, it is only recently (within the past 10 years) that deployed Soldiers were asked about sleep habits and problems as part of the periodic in-theater behavioral health surveys (Mental Health Advisory Team (MHAT)).
(6.) Mental Health Advisory Team (MHAT) V: Operation Iraqi Freedom 06-08, Iraq; Operation Enduring Freedom 8, Afghanistan.
(7.) Joint mental health advisory team 7 (J-MHAT 7) Operation Iraqi Freedom 2010.
According to a report from the Office of the Surgeon General Mental Health Advisory Team
, "The war in Iraq remains very personal.
Office of The Surgeon General United States Army Medical Command, Mental Health Advisory Team
According to the Army's Mental Health Advisory Team
, soldiers deployed to Iraq for more than six months, or deployed more than once, are much more likely to be diagnosed with psychological injuries (Mental Health Advisory Team
An update of the Army's Mental Health Advisory Team
report released in March found suicide rates for soldiers in 2007 remained ``above normal Army rates.''
A 2007 report by the Army's Mental Health Advisory Team
found that the percentage of soldiers suffering "severe stress, emotional, alcohol or family problems" had risen more than 85 percent since the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
It cited a report by the Army's Mental Health Advisory Team that one-third of psychologists surveyed in Iraq said they were burned out, and 15% said problems such as low motivation and morale interfered with their ability to provide care.
The Army's Mental Health Advisory Team reported that 82% of OIF soldiers surveyed in 2005 said they received suicide prevention training but only 48% felt their training to identify soldiers at risk was adequate.
As found in the 2007 Mental Health Advisory Team
In 2003, the Office of The Surgeon General sanctioned Mental Health Advisory Teams
(MHAT) to research mental health issues of deployed Warriors serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.