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Monday, March 20, 2006

3 Years On, Combat PTSD Comes Out of the Closet

Yesterday's 3rd anniversary of the Iraq invasion found an interesting situation brewing: returning veterans coping with post-traumatic stress disorder [PTSD] are no longer being hidden away from our view. The media is beginning ever-so-slightly to lift the veil on this nerve disorder affecting at least 16,000+ of our troops who've served in Afghanistan and/or Iraq.

Since we have so very little else to celebrate as another year moves forward with no end in sight to war and its victims, I'm going to focus on the good reporting on this issue that is finally, finally seeing the light of day. And I celebrate the fact that rather than using this anniversary to glamorize and glorify the war, the media seem to have finally decided to use it to introduce this ballooning problem at last to the public.

Click on 'Article Link' below tags for links to yesterday's coverage...

A Partial List of Yesterday's Combat PTSD Coverage

There were many more reports that didn't find their way onto this list. Some were in local papers without online editions; others I haven't turned up, yet. If you know of any that I've missed, please drop them into comments; I'll be happy to add them.



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