Study Shows PTSD Persists In Vietnam Veterans

The New York Times (8/8, A14, Carey, Subscription Publication) reports that a new study presented at “a series of talks at the American Psychological Association in Washington” finds that “most veterans who had persistent post-traumatic stress a decade or more after serving in the Vietnam War have shown surprisingly little improvement since then, and a large percentage have died.” The data also showed that “an estimated 13 percent of current active-duty soldiers and 10 percent of Marines have post-traumatic stress disorder.”

The VA funded research is “part of the first effort to track a large, nationally representative sample of service members through their adult lives,” with the “first installment…published in 1992.”

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— “Combat Stress Among Veterans Is Found to Persist Since Vietnam,” Benedict Carey, New York Times, August 7, 2014.

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