Drone pilots do their work from a remote location, but that doesn’t keep them out of harm’s way. New research shows they suffer from many of the same kinds of stress disorders as those in combat. Anthony explains why.
“Why Flying A Drone Is Just As Stressful As Flying A Bomber”
“A study of U.S. Air Force drone operators has found they experience post-traumatic stress and other mental-health troubles at the same rate as pilots who are actually flying aircraft in war zones.”
“Drone Pilots Are Found to Get Stress Disorders Much as Those in Combat Do”
“In the first study of its kind, researchers with the Defense Departmenthave found that pilots of drone aircraft experience mental health problems like depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress at the same rate as pilots of manned aircraft who are deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan.”
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