Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Invisible Wounds from the Iraq War

The psychological toll of the Iraq War is adding up on troops returning home. And resources for helping them are stretched thin. The New England Journal of Medicine in July surveyed more than 6,000 Iraq combat veterans and found 1-in-8 showed symptons of post traumatic stress syndrome. The Pentagon has set up battlefield counseling and other mental health care in Iraq. But critics claim there's too little help here at home. (SF Chronicle)

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