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By the Numbers: 24 June 2019

By the Numbers: 24 June 2019

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15%

The percentage of Vietnam Veterans who experience PTSD each year, according to the VA's website, Make the Connection. For Gulf War Veterans, it's 12%, and for Veterans of operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, it's 11-20%

There is historical and anecdotal evidence of PTSD affecting Veterans of wars before these as well. In the World War I era, PTSD was known more commonly as “shell shock,” and as far back as the Civil War, symptoms were referred to as “soldier’s heart” and “irritable heart.”

By the Numbers: 24 June 2019 | Center for Deployment Psychology

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