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Female Troops at No Greater Risk Than Men for PTSD

Field experience most relevant factor

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Stamford, CT | Added on August 21, 2015 At 01:47 PM

A new study by the Department of Veterans Affairs found there is no difference in the chances of developing post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, between males and females who have similar experiences, combat included.As a result of carefully looking at veterans' medical histories and life experiences, researchers said the number of PTSD cases among veterans caused specifically by service in Iraq and Afghanistan may be lower than thought. Researchers attempted to match experiences between men and women in order to more accurately gauge the effects of their service, which they said likely provided a more accurate review of the data. 


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