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Women in Combat More Vulnerable to PTSD

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By Stephen M. Raffle, M.D.

Los Angeles Times Booster Shots (Health Blog), Women on War Front More Likely to Get Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Study Finds, By Shari Roan, May 19, 2011

Men have always been in combat, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), has become a familiar term as a result. After World War I it was called “Shell Shock” and many are familiar with the psychiatric scars the Vietnam War left on many veterans. The war in Iraq, however, has been fought by more women than any war before, and paying the price in disproportionate numbers according to one study.

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