“Moral Injury” Affecting War Veterans

In a 2,414-word article, the AP (8/17, Watson) reports on a little known mental health condition affecting war veterans who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan. Moral injury “produces extreme guilt and shame from something done or witnessed that goes against ones values or may even be a crime.” The article notes that mental health professionals are beginning to argue that moral injury may be the “reason why veterans are not improving with PTSD treatments.” The AP notes that “no one knows how many veterans suffer from it” and “debate persists over whether moral injury is a part of PTSD or its own separate condition.”

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— “SOLDIER’S JOURNEY TO HEAL SPOTLIGHTS `SOUL WOUNDS’ OF WAR,” Julie Watson, Associated Press, August 17, 2015.

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