Study of US soldiers alters thinking on PTSD

Experts discover correlation between stress disorder and physical trauma in afflicted US veterans.

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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