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1 in 5 Iraq and Afghanistan vets have PTSD or ‘major depression.’

By Satyam Khanna on April 17, 2008 at 12:08 pm

"1 in 5 Iraq and Afghanistan vets have PTSD or ‘major depression.’"

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“Some 300,000 U.S. troops are suffering from major depression or post traumatic stress (PTSD) from serving in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and 320,000 received brain injuries,” according to a study from the RAND Corporation. The study put the percentage of PTSD and depression at 18.5 percent, but only “about half have sought treatment.”

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