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July 30, 2005

Troops developing Mental Disorders

Thanks Mr. president! You've helped us out here at home too!

Link: More troops developing latent mental disorders - Mental Health - MSNBC.com.

Thirty percent of U.S. troops returning from the Iraq war have developed stress-related mental health problems three to four months after coming home, the Army%u2019s surgeon general said Thursday.The problems include anxiety, depression, nightmares, anger and an inability to concentrate, said Lt. Gen. Kevin Kiley and other military medical officials. A smaller number of troops, often with more severe symptoms, were diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, a serious mental illness.

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