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PTSD Likely to Remain a Casualty of War for Veterans, Active Military

This article originally appeared on The Conversation. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious public health challenge. It is estimated that about eight million people in the U.S. (2.5 percent of the total population) suffer from it. This rate jumps to about 11 to 20 percent among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who suffer from diagnosed or undiagnosed PTSD. Affected individuals might lose their career or family or even commit suicide due to the consequences of PTSD.
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