Vietnam veterans still dogged by PTSD

August 8, 2014 8:26 PM

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Vietnam veterans still dogged by PTSD

Scientists estimate that more than 283,000 Vietnam veterans — men and a few hundred women now beyond the age of retirement — still suffer post-traumatic stress disorder from their war experiences in Southeast Asia.

"The study's key takeaway is that for some, PTSD is not going away. It is chronic and prolonged. And for veterans with PTSD, the war is not over," said William Schlenger, a lead scientist on the study funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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