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recovering democrat Donating Member (365 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-21-04 06:39 PM
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7. Related PTSD study
Edited on Sun Nov-21-04 07:04 PM by recovering democrat
When you get a chance, this yahoo article gives additional information on this subject.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/afp/2004 ...

From (Shonomish County) HeraldNet article on Soldiers Mental Traumas Surfacing, Nov. 15, 2004, (sorry I don't have a link) in part...

A study by the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research found 15.6 percent of Marines and 17.1 percent of soldiers surveyed after they returned from Iraq suffered from major depression, generalized anxiety or post traumatic stress disorder - a debilitating, sometimes lifelong change in the brain's chemistry that can include flashbacks, sleep disorders, panic attacks, violent outbursts, acute anxiety and emotional numbness.

Army and Veterans Affairs mental health experts say there is reason to believe the war's ultimate psychological fallout will worsen. The Army survey of 6,200 soldiers and Marines included only troops willing to report their problems. The study did not look at reservists, who tend to suffer higher rates of psychological injury than career Marines and soldiers. And the soldiers in the study served in the early months of the war, when tours were shorter and before the Iraqi insurgency took shape.

"The bad news is that the study underestimated the prevalence of what we are going to see down the road," said Dr. Matthew Friedman, a professor of psychiatry and pharmacology at Dartmouth Medical School who is executive director of the VA's National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.


on edit: Sorry, I am not good at links especially new at DU. I have tried typing it in directly because DU entry didn't include the entire entry from the site, but maybe this correction will help. If not, it was a Yahoo news carried on Nov. 15 titled Psychological Trauma seen in US Solders returning from Iraq.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/afp/2004...
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  -Anybody watching 60 Minutes? American liberal  Nov-21-04 06:21 PM   #0 
  - I tuned in just in time to catch this segment!  southlandshari   Nov-21-04 06:24 PM   #1 
  - Yes, and the young man who's paralyzed (like Christopher Reed)  SharonAnn   Nov-21-04 06:26 PM   #2 
  - The eyes of the young man will haunt me...  American liberal   Nov-21-04 06:42 PM   #8 
     - my blue eyed friend came home on leave from iraq  knowbody0   Nov-21-04 07:07 PM   #13 
     - Those eye will haunt me too.  Jeanette in FL   Nov-21-04 07:23 PM   #15 
  - Here's the kicker: DOD report on "non combat casualties:"  DireStrike   Nov-21-04 06:27 PM   #3 
  - casualites meaning DEATH? or injuries? either way  American liberal   Nov-21-04 06:31 PM   #4 
     - Casualties = wounded or injured (in govt stats)  southlandshari   Nov-21-04 06:32 PM   #5 
        - Yes.  DireStrike   Nov-21-04 06:34 PM   #6 
  - Related PTSD study  recovering democrat   Nov-21-04 06:39 PM   #7 
  - bad link. can you try again?  American liberal   Nov-21-04 06:45 PM   #10 
  - try it again  recovering democrat   Nov-21-04 07:05 PM   #12 
  - 15% of the 300,000 who have seen service in Iraq  delete_bush   Nov-21-04 09:24 PM   #16 
  - screw cbs and 60 minutes also  still_one   Nov-21-04 06:43 PM   #9 
  - Hope your arm isn't too sore  southlandshari   Nov-21-04 06:57 PM   #11 
  - Make sure you undersatnd casualty numbers...  nostalgicaboutmyfutr   Nov-21-04 07:10 PM   #14 
  - I saw it. It made me sick.  Cleita   Nov-21-04 10:10 PM   #17 
  - It is amazing that we are still at war with all this happening  GetTheRightVote   Nov-21-04 11:10 PM   #18 
  - Quicktime video & mp3 here for those who missed it  Wonk   Nov-22-04 12:26 AM   #19 
  - Thanks  Swamp Rat   Nov-22-04 01:14 AM   #21 
  - Yeah sucks, on my DD214 I got stamped with "Personality Disorder"  malmapus   Nov-22-04 12:53 AM   #20 
 

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