Disorder Still A Struggle For Vietnam Veterans
Posted: March 29, 2014 at 5 a.m.
Soldier's heart, battle fatigue, post-Vietnam syndrome, the names for post-traumatic stress disorder have been around as long as there has been war.
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Post-traumatic stress disorder experts say:
• About 30 percent of Vietnam veterans will experience symptoms, according to the Veterans Benefits Administration. There were 2.7 million American soldiers in Vietnam from August 1964 to May 1975.
• Surveys of veterans who served in the Gulf War and in Iraq showed 10 percent and 14 percent, respectively, were experiencing symptoms.
• About 7 percent of Americans experience symptoms every year.
Source: Veterans Benefits Administration
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