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Veterans and PTSD
Of veterans returning from war in Iraq and Afghanistan, 20% report symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. PTSD symptoms can include emotional detachment, intrusive thoughts, hypervigilance, flashbacks, insomnia, severe anxiety, and depressive symptoms. Many veterans also experience co-occurring mental health concerns such as depression, attention deficits, and substance abuse. Slightly more than half of the veterans