Study: Older veterans still suffer from PTSD

04/2/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

Veterans from wars before Iraq and Afghanistan are suffering from PTSD and traumatic brain injury at a rate similar to veterans of the newer conflicts, according to a new study presented at the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry 2013 Annual Meeting. "It looks like the prevalence of PTSD and TBI for veterans from Vietnam and other conflicts is the same as for those returning from newer wars, and we have a lot to learn by looking at resiliency and long-term consequences for these older vets," says Dr. Windsong Hollis, an Armed Forces Retirement Home geriatric psychiatrist.

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