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Military mental health disorders spike.

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“Mental health disorders are snowballing as more and more soldiers and Marines are sent back for repeat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan,” CBS News reports.

According to the Pentagon’s latest mental health survey, 31 percent of Marines, 38 percent of soldiers and 49 percent of the National Guard reported psychological symptoms such as anger, depression or alcohol abuse after returning home. As the director of the survey said, combat stress is not something you just get over.

Watch the full report:

[flv http://video.thinkprogress.org/2007/06/cbstroopmental.320.240.flv]

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