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The Wounded Warrior: Caring for the Invisible Wounds of War

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The lifetime prevalence of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) ranges from 5-20% of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, and it is the third most prevalent psychiatric diagnosis among veterans using the Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals. PTSD is a complex disorder with frequent co-morbidities of depression, substance use disorders, and traumatic brain injury, which often has a catastrophic effect for the veteran and his or her loved ones.

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