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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The Disorder

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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