The number of soldiers with war trauma remains at a constantly high level – although the combat mission of the Bundeswehr in Afghanistan is already finished for years, and increasingly fewer soldiers in inserts to be sent. In 2018, a use-related post was at 182 soldiers-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), newly diagnosed, twelve more than in the year 2017.
The " reported;Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung" relying on the medical service of the Bundeswehr. Other use-related disorders such as depression, decreased medical service that more easily. Overall, it was, therefore, diagnosed in the last year 279 of the soldiers with a deployment-related psychiatric disorder were approximately as many new cases as of 2017, with 274 cases.
Education offers of help, even long after Leaving the German armed forces
The actual disease is likely to be higher, because only the cases that are treated in Bundeswehr facilities are counted. The Nato-led ISAF combat mission in Afghanistan ended in December 2014.
The Figures remained still constant, explained the Ministry of defence so that symptoms often occur with a time lag, and a lot of soldiers go years later to the doctor – they are part of the disease picture. A spokesman for the defense Ministry informed the "NOZ" with: "The most commonly Affected or the environment is perceived only years after the triggering event is one of our many ways to help." The Ministry is seeking to demobilized soldiers and their families about the offers of help, even long after Leaving the German armed forces to educate.
Military Commissioner presents annual report
The defence Commissioner of the Bundestag, Hans-Peter Bartels, assumes that "many soldiers report at a later time, because only today PTSD as a physical injury is considered to be." Many of the soldiers, the diseases are now chronic and it is questionable whether the Bundeswehr could meet the existing treatment still needs to be adequately, especially in the psychiatric departments of the Bundeswehr hospitals, part of the jobs cannot be filled.
Bartels criticized these bottlenecks, and said: "Here, there are still not occupied posts. But overall, a lot is better." This Tuesday the military representative shall present his annual report, which contains detailed Figures on the state of the force.
A role model to several Muslim chaplains, Austria
Bartels has also called again for a volunteer chaplain for the Muslim army-to the soldiers. This should be analogous to Catholic and Protestant military clergy, the soldiers, among other things, in the use of assistance. The military representative demanded to the "Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung" an early decision in this issue: "The Ministry of defence is examining this issue now for seven years. Maybe you could come to a final result."
Muslim associations have been demanding this for years. In the troop there are about 1500 Muslims, the equivalent of less than one percent of the soldiers. For the main official military imams, the number of people Affected, according to Bartels, is too low, especially as the Muslim soldiers were dispersed over many locations and competing Islam directions heard. Bartels therefore suggested: "Due to the different Muslim faiths, it would be very good to appoint more Muslim chaplains, which might also do part-time service. You could be certified and the training get on the Bundeswehr." As an example, Bartels called Austria, where two military imams for the force were named.