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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Support the troops

Katal Yancy waits with his wife Dominique and their daughter Zaria in Fort Stewart, Ga. He is one of more than 48,000 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who've sought treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder as of July 2007. By Robert Deutsch, USA TODAY
The number of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans seeking treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder from the Department of Veterans Affairs jumped by nearly 20,000 — almost 70% — in the 12 months ending June 30, VA records show.
More than 100,000 combat veterans sought help for mental illness since the start of the war in Afghanistan in 2001, about one in seven of those who have left active duty since then, according to VA records collected through June. Almost half of those were PTSD cases.


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