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Government, military broaden offensive against PTSD

from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Record numbers of veterans from the Afghanistan and Iraqi wars are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder because the conflicts are the longest combat operations in America's history and they contain elements that provide fertile ground for fermenting the condition. There are no front lines of battle, making no place safe — not even the so-called Green Zones. Troops are being redeployed for two, three or more tours of duty, causing soldiers to be exposed over and over to these intense situations. And unlike in prior wars, women are being exposed to combat situations in which they are attacked and must fight back. more


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