Fort Hood shooting: What's known about combat stress and violence? (+video)

April 4, 2014 3:31 AM

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Fort Hood shooting: What's known about combat stress and violence? (+video)

Fort Hood shooting suspect was being diagnosed for PTSD and claimed other mental health issues. The rates of suicide and domestic violence have increased during the years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, though it is unclear if an Iraq deployment played a role in this case.

War is a violent business, and sometimes soldiers troubled by what they’ve seen or done bring violence home with them, or they turn it on fellow soldiers in the war zone.

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