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Public Thinks Veterans With PTSD 'Struggle To Hold Down A Job'

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Eighty-five per cent of those surveyed believed it would be difficult for someone with PTSD to stay in paid work for 12 months or longer (Picture: PA).

New research has found that four in five think a veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) would struggle to hold down a job.

A study by YouGov says only five per cent of those asked thought someone with PTSD would find it easy to stay in work for more than a year. More than four in five of the 2,098 UK adults surveyed believed it would be difficult for someone living with PTSD to stay in paid work for 12 months or longer.

The charity behind the research, The Poppy Factory, said it highlights the challenges ex-service personnel face in the jobs market and this potentially makes it difficult when it comes to staying on top of finances.

The charity's Chief Executive, Deirdre Mills, said: "We know from experience that those who struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder can find it very challenging to stay in a job.

"With the right support over the long term, they often become the most dedicated, passionate and successful workers."

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