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Flood of PTSD cases coming, Scientists warn!!


The Pentagon and Veterans Administration are not ready for a potential flood of war-related post-traumatic stress disorder [PTSD] cases among troops and veterans, particluarly from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, a panel of leading scientists report in a study released recently.

“We are are at the cusp of a wave of PTSD,” says Sandro Galea, a physician, epidemiologist and professor at Columbia University who chaired the committee of 16 experts for the Institute of Medicine, the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences. The committee, directed by Congress, spent four years producing a 300-page report on how the Defense Department and the Department of Veterans Affairs handle PTSD.

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