PTSD In Active Duty Service Members May Appear Up To Five Years After Combat Deployment.

Reuters (12/19, Kennedy) reported that active duty service members deployed to Afghanistan appeared not only to have an increase in symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder not just immediately after combat deployment, but also up to five years afterward, a 1,007-soldier study published online Dec. 8 in The Lancet Psychiatry suggests. The study authors suggested that PTSD screening should continue for more than the first two years following combat deployment to detect new or recurring cases.

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— “Veterans’ PTSD may recur down the line,” Madeline Kennedy, Reuters, December 18, 2015.

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