23 February, 2011

Invisible Wounds Psychological and Neurological Injuries Confront a New Generation of Veterans

As early as 1919, doctors began to track a psychological condition among
combat veterans of World War I known as “shell shock." Veterans were
suffering from symptoms such as fatigue and anxiety, but science could
offer little in the way of effective treatment. Although there remains much
more to learn, our understanding of war’s invisible wounds has dramatically
improved. Thanks to modern screening and treatment, we have an
unprecedented opportunity to respond immediately and effectively to the
veterans’ mental health crisis.....

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