New survey shows PTSD is big problem, even for noncombatants

Yale News| Tue Sep 13 11:12:27 EDT 2016
New survey shows PTSD is big problem, even for noncombatants

A recent national survey of 1,484 U.S. military veterans shows that posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) remains a major health problem, even for service members who have never seen combat. 

More than 85% of veterans reported exposure to a wide range of traumas, the most common of which were sudden death of a family member or friend, seeing somebody get badly hurt or killed, and experiencing a natural disaster. The senior author of the study was Yale’s Robert Pietrzak,  direct....

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