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Study of US soldiers alters thinking on PTSD

Experts discover correlation between stress disorder and physical trauma in afflicted US veterans.
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2012 09:06

Experts are reshaping the way Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is viewed, in part because a growing number of US soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan have sought treatment for it. 

New research has established a link between PTSD and physical damage to the brain. In fact, the Canadian military has started calling it an "injury", instead of a disorder. 

Al Jazeera's Tom Ackerman reports from Washington, DC.

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